Originally Posted by Jakr959
Leave a betta to starve for a week!?! That's the cruelest thing I have ever heard! NO GET A FRIEND TO FEED OR AS A LAST RESORT GET FEEDER CUBES!
Let me explain the reasoning here, If you don't feed your fish, there will be less waste produced and hence less ammonia. SO if you have the option between not feeding and letting your fish rot in dirty water, I think not feeding is better.
Those auto feeding cubes contains clay and they will ruin your water quality, so they are not really an option.
However I think three weeks is too long of a time to let your fish sit alone without water changes and food and human contact. For this reason, for every betta owner, I think it is a good idea to establish relationships with a fish care taker before hand, so if you ever need to go out of town on emergency, they will be properly cared for.
That being said I need to find someone like that near me :)