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Traveling questions

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My husband and I are planning a couple trips over the summer months where I don't know if we would need to get a sitter for our fish. After reading some threads here, I've learned that fish should fast for a day during the week.

Our first trip would be for a weekend, leave on Friday back on Sunday. I could feed them before I leave on Friday and once I returned Sunday.

Our second trip would be roughly a week. We would have a partial water change before we left but wouldn't know what to do about feeding. For instance to have a sitter come by once or twice in a day.

Lastly, the room we have the aquarium in does receive a fair amount of natural light. So if we didn't have the lamp hooked up would that be acceptable. For instance on that weekend trip or even removed it for the week long trip.
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The betta should be fine for the weekend long break. Just feed them as normal when you leave and when you get back. They should be fine a day or two.

How big is your tank? The size may require at least one full water change during the week-long break.

There is something called "Vacation Feeders," and some made especially for betta. I have not used them yet, but I know there are 3 and 7 day long feeders. It disintegrates over time and feeds the boys. I know they are notorious for making the water filthy, but I hear it works. I see mine at Petsmart.

Hopefully someone with more experience/advice could help you out. :)
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