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Old 12-31-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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Vacation feeders for bettas?

Wondering what people use here? Going camping for 6 days. Nobody around that can feed the betta.

Main tank is fine with an automatic fish feeder.

I dropped in a fish vacation block. Even held it at water line, he came over, had a really good look and decided "nah, not keen" so it's sitting on the bottom of tank. Looks disgusting I must admit but any other fish would be all over it I think.
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I've used an auto feeder for a betta, too, but it took some hunting to find one that would dispense tiny amounts. He ate well while I was away, because dried blood worms dispensed more reliably than flakes

I see online that there are betta-specific time-release feeders. Those might be better than the regular kind because they're designed for just one fish.
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Vacation blocks can nuke your tank. Avoid them !!!

I would feed well the 2-3 days before leaving. Not overfeed.

Big water change the day you leave. Cover any tank openings with mesh.

Go on vacation. Fish should survive.

If you buy auto feeder, test it before you leave. Some malfunction.



https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Betta.../dp/B0049U45K8
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Vacation blocks can nuke your tank. Avoid them !!!

I would feed well the 2-3 days before leaving. Not overfeed.

Big water change the day you leave. Cover any tank openings with mesh.

Go on vacation. Fish should survive.

If you buy auto feeder, test it before you leave. Some malfunction.



https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Betta.../dp/B0049U45K8


Hi, thanks for the link - I'll grab this when I get back.
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