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Old 09-07-2013, 04:11 PM   #1 
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Baby Betta with Vacation Blocks?

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I'm planning on getting a baby betta from my Petco (which takes very good care of their fish) and I'm not planning a vacation anytime soon, but I'm wondering if they would be ok with vacation blocks. If not, what can I feed them?

ASAP would be great, thanks!
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #2 
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No, vacation blocks foul up the water very quickly, which can cause nasty toxins that will lead to illness or death. Most fish won't eat them anyway. But some will and will try to eat the whole thing at once, which can cause death. The best thing to feed a baby Betta is live food, but in the absence of that, the next best thing is baby Betta pellets.
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No, vacation blocks foul up the water very quickly, which can cause nasty toxins that will lead to illness or death. Most fish won't eat them anyway. But some will and will try to eat the whole thing at once, which can cause death. The best thing to feed a baby Betta is live food, but in the absence of that, the next best thing is baby Betta pellets.
Thanks, but what about on vacation? I'm not going to be there to feed him/her baby betta pellets.
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Depending on how long you'll be gone, it's better not to feed them. A healthy Betta can go weeks without food and if you don't have someone to keep an eye on your fish, not feeding her is much better than a vacation block. You would hate to come home after a few days to find the vacation feeder has fouled up your water so bad that your baby is sick or dead.
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Depending on how long you'll be gone, it's better not to feed them. A healthy Betta can go weeks without food and if you don't have someone to keep an eye on your fish, not feeding her is much better than a vacation block. You would hate to come home after a few days to find the vacation feeder has fouled up your water so bad that your baby is sick or dead.
Thanks... I'm gonna be gone for like 4-6 days next March, and I imagine the baby would be full adult by then.
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