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Old 11-27-2010, 01:18 AM   #1 
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Unhappy WHat am I going to do when I go for a vacation????

In March I'm leaving for roughly 2 weeks, a bit longer. My dads going to ask a friend or hire somebody to house sit. Problem is, I don't really trust other people messing with my Betta. What if they think "Oh, he looks so hungry after just a few pellets." And give Neon 10 pellets or something??? Or if they feel too lazy and don't change water often enough and don't add conditioner???? Question: how much water should the sitter change? I don't really trust anyone with big 100% changes, taking out my fish they might hurt him, they might not even wash out my gravel or my plants, etc. It's a 2.5 gallon. Should I have them do 50% changes twice a week? No way I'm not telling them to do any water changes, I don't want fin rot!

Should I maybe have 4 pre-made containerrs with conditioned water so they don't mess up with that? I'd hope that they would know how to remove the water though... They might forget a little Betta fish since we have other fish so I'm going to take him out of my room. There are ants everywhere though soz I'm ganna have to find a good spot for him. I don't think Neon will be getting any blood worms those weeks, if that's okay.

I know, I'm over-worrying, but I just don't trust others with my fishie
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:05 PM   #2 
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Well he'll be fine without food for the time but just have them scoop out water and replace it with the preconditioned water.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:20 PM   #3 
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You don't have to have them feed him every day. I left mine for 2 weeks and they got fed every other day. My fish sitter didn't change their water though. I just couldn't ask her to change the water for 11 fish! lol
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:27 PM   #4 
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I'm pretty sure that the 10 gal I'll have established by than wont need water changes, right?
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:32 PM   #5 
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well an established 10 gal cycled tank would still require a weekly change but you could probably bump it down to 25% changes instead of the normal 50z5. Especially if you tell them to feed him every other day instead of daily. =]

I love the pre-conditioned water idea! <3
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:02 PM   #6 
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Do you think that if you are going on a vacation for food could you use one of those wafers so he/she could eat?
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