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Old 10-12-2011, 10:38 AM   #1 
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Take or Leave Fish with Illness?

Hello everyone! I'm getting ready to leave for fall break this evening and I am not quite sure if it's better to take or leave my betta!

I will be leaving this evening and no one will be in my dorm to stop by and feed him. I have a 2.5 gallon with a heater, so water temp/quality should be ok, I just don't know if it's a good idea not to feed him for 3 days.

My fish is also having a flare up with his Lymphocystis, and I'm not sure if it's better to skip some food or stress him out by packing him back and forth.

Any advice? What should I do? Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:56 AM   #2 
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How long is your break?
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:58 AM   #3 
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I leave tonight (Wednesday), I will be gone Thursday, Friday, Saturday, And I will be back Sunday evening.

So he will be alone for 3 days.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:01 AM   #4 
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Not feeding for 3 days will be fine.. and with Lymphocystis you want to keep him as stress free as possible for him to heal. My suggestion would be feed him right as you are leaving, and feed him once you return home as well as change his water since you need to keep the water a little extra clean with the Lymph.
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Thanks, one vote for leaving him at school! :)

I feel like I'm trying to pick the lesser of two evils, I wish he wasn't having a flare up right now! *sigh*
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