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Old 10-17-2010, 08:39 AM   #1 
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Weekend Fish Feeder Tablets/Blocks?

Are these ok to use? I have to go away for the weekend.. Just one night, two days.. I bought the fish feeder blocks.. Do these actually work ok, or should I find someone who can come take care of my guys while im gone? They just look weird to me.. They are white and dont appear to look anything like their food! I dont get how this is supposed to feed them.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:18 AM   #2 
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Don't use those. They make the water really dirty, and most bettas don't eat them anyway. Just leave your guy, he'll be fine for two days.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:44 AM   #3 
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I've never used one, but my teacher does. Her fish's waters always filthy after. I don't recommend them, plus, as you said they look nothing like the pellets. I also suspect they give them to other tropical fish like guppies and platys, who have different nutritional needs. Basically, it won't hurt him to fast. :)
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:50 AM   #4 
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A big, fat NO!!!! They will make a MESS of your water - YIKES!!!

Your betta will be fine without food for the short time you will be gone. :)
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:02 PM   #5 
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As everyone else said, it's not advised. Bettas can live for up to three weeks without eating (though it's definitely not advised to let them go that long), so 2 days is nothing. Whenever I go on weeklong vacations they're completely fine without eating, if a bit irritable when I return. Anyways, bettas are advised to be fasted once a week normally, so a 2 days and 1 night is nothing.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:55 PM   #6 
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really? fasting for a week is advised? how often?
the blocks i got are specifically for Bettas. and it says its a "non-cloudy" block.. which i guess means, it wont cloud the water, but i guess i would rather not use them.. especially if two days is nothing for them.
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Not fasting for a week, fasting once a week.

I'd just return the blocks if you didn't open them and just go without feeding, they'll be fine.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:21 PM   #8 
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Most of the things labelled at pet stores are just a gimmick...special water treatment for bettas is the same thhing as any water conditioner, but it costs you more for a lot less!

It's recommended to fast your betta one day during the week to help with their digestion. I fast mine during the weekend.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:19 PM   #9 
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wow, good to know!
i guess my buddies arent going to be eating next weekend. haha.
thanks!
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:16 PM   #10 
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Should they be fasted all weekend? I only fast the girls for one day
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