Originally Posted by BettaRepublic
How long will you be gone?
A weekend= Buy a dissolving weekend feeder.
A week= Buy a dissolving week feeder
2 weeks= Buy a dissolving 2 wk feeder.
3 weeks+ = Buy automatic feeder.
Hope that helps!
All of this= No.
If youre gone a weekend, do a waterchange the DAY (not night) before you leave. Feed that morning. Get back, do another water change (if under 3 gallons) and feed. DO NOT feed more than normal.
Bettas can go 20+ days without food. Not comfortably, but it is fine without for over 2 weeks.
1 week, your only issue is water quality. How big is the tank?
Do not feed with a feeder. It will make the water horrible.
Change the night before, and then when you get back.
2 weeks, water quality is a HUGE issue. Adding a feeder is less of a good idea now. If youre gone this long, consider either bringing them with you or asking a local pet shop to hold them and feed them while youre gone.
3 weeks, same as above. If youre gone almost a month, you should have proper long-term care for them.