Vacation Feeding For Betta Fish

GCaquariums

Member
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!

-GCaquariums
 

LiamS1510

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

WTFish?

Member
He will be totally fine!
 

Betta Obsessed

Member
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.
 

WTFish?

Member
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
 

shutterbug13

Member
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.
 

Betta Obsessed

Member
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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GCaquariums

Member
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.)
 

Betta Obsessed

Member
What kind of fish do you have in there? Some fish it affects more than others.
 

Betta Obsessed

Member
Yes, I suppose you should.
 

BettaFishyLuvr

Member
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
 

Betta Obsessed

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

Fashooga

Member
No need to feed. It will be fine.
 
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smee82

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Member
He will be fine. Anything less then 2 weeks.and you don't need to worry
 

Gabriel Di Pasquale

Member
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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