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Old 03-05-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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1 Biorb, 1 oranda.... 5 days of vacation...?

I will be away from my home for 5 days... how long can my oranda go without eating? He lives alone in a Biorb and right now he eats about 15 Hikari pellets a day. Is there anything I can feed him that he won't eat all at once, and that won't make my water dirty?
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:02 AM   #2
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There is no magic "5 day" food ....

Goldfish will do fine up to a week without food, esp. if you keep the temp lowish (say high 60's for an oranda.)

Just feed well before you go, and do a water change as well. Ideally, you would want someone to check in on the fish at least once during the 5 days, but you *probably* will be OK without. <I am assuming the fish is fair size. Frys will not do well without food for such a long time.>
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put somr anacharis or hornwort in there.
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Goldfish won't eat hornwort ... anacharis might work, duck weed is even more palatable ....

One other option I thought of - get an automatic feeder - a battery powered device that feed a pre-measured amount of food daily.
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Goldfish won't eat hornwort ... anacharis might work, duck weed is even more palatable ....
oh. mine sure do.
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