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Old 03-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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I was wondering how long I could fast my cichlids since I won't be home for 2 weeks and I want to limit the nitrate as much as possible in the mean time. These are mbunas ranging from 1inch to 4 inches n

Basically how long can I go without feeding them? I could have my mom feed once a week or twice a week. Anyone?
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I was wondering how long I could fast my cichlids since I won't be home for 2 weeks and I want to limit the nitrate as much as possible in the mean time. These are mbunas ranging from 1inch to 4 inches n

Basically how long can I go without feeding them? I could have my mom feed once a week or twice a week. Anyone?
Twice a week will be fine IMO.
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For a couple weeks twice should be fine
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:36 PM   #4
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I would do a PWC right before you leave, and use an automatic feeder, with very little output, like a small amount once a day. If it were me I would want to prevent them form nipping off eachothers fins. They also sell vacation food, that lasts for like a week I think, I have never used it, and I heard that pleco's (if you have any) like to devour the vacation food stone things.

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I would do a PWC right before you leave, and use an automatic feeder, with very little output, like a small amount once a day. If it were me I would want to prevent them form nipping off eachothers fins. They also sell vacation food, that lasts for like a week I think, I have never used it, and I heard that pleco's (if you have any) like to devour the vacation food stone things.

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My mom is home so she could feed for me. I just wanted to fast them for digestive and nitrate reasons

Thanks though
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