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Old 12-04-2010, 09:51 PM   #1 
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Break in Feeding

Is it okay to have a betta (like at the office) and not feed it for two days? What about three days (holidays)?
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:08 PM   #2 
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It's actualy bad to feed bettas every day. It can cause them to constipated and developed bloat and all it's related difficulties. Most people here, myself included, only feed 6 days a week, and on the 7th we let our bettas flush their system out. It should be fine to fast them 2 days a week with the occasional 3 day break so long as your Betta is otherwise well cared for and in good health.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:12 PM   #3 
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It's actualy bad to feed bettas every day. It can cause them to constipated and developed bloat and all it's related difficulties. Most people here, myself included, only feed 6 days a week, and on the 7th we let our bettas flush their system out. It should be fine to fast them 2 days a week with the occasional 3 day break so long as your Betta is otherwise well cared for and in good health.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:42 PM   #4 
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bettas can go even a week without food. they will be hungry but not starved
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:30 PM   #5 
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I've even heard upwards of 9 days, but I wouldNt try it. Just make sure they have a heater, good sized and well decorated tank and clean water and you should be ok

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Old 12-05-2010, 07:36 AM   #6 
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Awesome, thanks folks!
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:06 PM   #7 
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When my betta was a classroom betta he fasted on the weekends and occasional 3 day holidays.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:08 PM   #8 
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What's more important is the water changes. Poor water quality will kill a betta before starvation. If your betta is in a 2 gallon container or less, you need to change the water 100% once every two days.
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What's more important is the water changes. Poor water quality will kill a betta before starvation. If your betta is in a 2 gallon container or less, you need to change the water 100% once every two days.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:32 AM   #10 
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I leave my betta over the weekend every weekend. I feed him late Friday, then no food Saturday, then feed Sunday when I get home.
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