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Old 01-06-2009, 12:17 PM   #11
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I have a betta in a similar tank on my desk at work, and he just doesn't eat on weekends. Doesn't seem to bother him much.

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Old 01-06-2009, 01:24 PM   #12
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Doesn't hurt them not to eat on weekends, it's good for them to go a day or two to clean out their systems. Betta's can get constipation problems from being over fed. I wouldn't go past two days though. On longer weekends and vacations, I bring mine home with me.
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Mine has gone up to 4 days without eating and has been fine with it. Usually there is someone working at least one day out of a weekend -- long or short -- and they drop some food in for the Betta. If I have to leave him without a feeding for more than 4 days, I drop in a vacation feeder. There's no reason to stress a fish with unnecessary moving, imo.

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