Vacation Feeding For Betta Fish

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Hi everyone!

I am leaving my apartment Thursday afternoon and won't be back until Sunday morning. Will my betta be okay without any food for that long?

Unfortunately I don't have any alternate tanks to be able to bring him along... except the cup I bought him in. Thanks in advance guys!

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I'm not an expert but I have a suggestion. Can you pay someone to feed your betta while you're gone?
 

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He will be totally fine!
 

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They can live for two-three weeks before starving to death. But it will disrupt his night-day cycle, and that will be very bad for him.
 

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Betta Obsessed said:
They can live for two-three weeks before starving to death. But it will disrupt his night-day cycle, and that will be very bad for him.
Yes a light timer will be great
 

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He will be fine without being fed. As others have said, a timer is a good idea, I got mine from Walmart for about $4.
 

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Because to them, suddenly, it's either always dark (if you leave the light off) or light (if you leave the light on) all the time. It messes up their day/night cycle and is very bad for them, especially for longer periods of time. There was another person I helped (on a different forum) who had only left for 3 days, without any lighting timer and it was bad.
 
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Awesome thanks so much guys!! Also, does the timer also apply to my 20 gal tank here as well? (I have an automatic feeder for this tank.)
 

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What kind of fish do you have in there? Some fish it affects more than others.
 
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Yes, I suppose you should.
 

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Yeah ur fish should all be fine u less of course they r really sick but I doubt that. Definitely suggest getting a light timer thing for both tanks, no one should be affected to badly tho if u forget I don’t think, tho I’m not an expert so probably get others opinions as well
 

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I say buy a light timer, and you should be good.
 

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No need to feed. It will be fine.
 

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He will be fine. Anything less then 2 weeks.and you dont need to worry
 

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If you need to go away you can get food that are pucks that you put in the aquarium and it automatically gives food to the Betta there is one for 7 days, this is the link to see what I mean!:
 
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