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Old 06-11-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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LFS told me not to feed my new stock for 4 dayy?

So I went to my LFS today to get some stock, and when paying I was told to not feed the fish for about 4 days, this sounds strange to me, and wasn't to sure why, I agreed and left the store with my stock, so I was wondering do I feed them or do I wait 4 days? They do look hungry and they are still babies! Oh and it's Guppies, Rummynose Tetras and Platies
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
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all going into a new tank or is the tank established?
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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Bad advice feed them daily. You can skip a day or two but small fish like that probably wont survive 4 days.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:24 PM   #4
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all going into a new tank or is the tank established?
A tank which is empty, been cycled for 3 weeks.
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Bad advice feed them daily. You can skip a day or two but small fish like that probably wont survive 4 days.
That's exactly what I was thinking, don't know why he'd give advice like that. I gave them a small feeding today, and will do a proper feeding tomorrow.
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That's exactly what I was thinking, don't know why he'd give advice like that. I gave them a small feeding today, and will do a proper feeding tomorrow.
Either they aren't knowledgeable on fish at all. or they want you to keep coming back to replace dead fish. Either way they shouldn't be working at a fish shop.
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Either they aren't knowledgeable on fish at all. or they want you to keep coming back to replace dead fish. Either way they shouldn't be working at a fish shop.
I agree,thanks for your help!
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Fish won't die if they're not fed for four days.

That said I don't understand what not feeding them would achieve...
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Fish won't die if they're not fed for four days.

That said I don't understand what not feeding them would achieve...
Even if they're small fish? Young tetra? Neither do I, I was puzzled!
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Even if they're small fish? Young tetra? Neither do I, I was puzzled!
Small fish no, young fish I guess could be at risk.
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