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Old 06-28-2011, 09:57 PM   #1 
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Fasting

I have heard people fast betta's when they go on trip. How long can you fast a betta before they start to get sick.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:31 PM   #2 
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Betta fish can last a few days without eating. I wouldn't do it more than 4 or 5 days, honestly. If you go on a trip try and ask a family member or a friend to drop in some food. Even if only once a day, it's better than not eating at all.

Also, I seem to remember an automatic food dispenser for fish pf some sort....possibly look into such a thing. How long were you planning on going away for?
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I would only be gone on full day. So I feed it in the morning it does not get dinner. Doesn't get feed and entire day the last day it gets feed in after noon when where home.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:46 PM   #4 
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Leaving for one day is fine. Believe it or not, sometimes you have have to fast your fish. Once my boy ate too much and he was constipated/bloated. I had to wait three days before I could feed him again.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:23 PM   #5 
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Okay its just cause my whole family is gone and we barley found someone to feed me do and catch the people who are watching them don't like fish.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:04 PM   #6 
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Yes bettas can go a week without eating. And on the forum we call our bettas he/ she/him/her.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:13 PM   #7 
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i think the general consensus on here is about 2 weeks max, though i would never want to do that, just in case.
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