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Old 07-24-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys! So next week im going on vacation all week. And it will be about 7-8 days.

So while at the pet store my dad had picked up a bunch of feeder blocks. I said no and put them back on the shelf.

We had an argument over them and we ended up not getting them. We decided to ask you guys.
So my question is

Would you use feeder blocks for a 7-8 day vacation? If so or not why ( i need facts to convince him)

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Edit: my dad thinks that the blocks will disolve and feed the fish. But i say that they will disolve and create a messy disaster jot to mention the parameters.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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The vast majority of fish will be perfectly fine to go 8 days without food. Just make sure to feed them well (Not overfed, mind you) before you leave, and all will be fine.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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I have used the feeder block for a day or two when I had fish that weren't coming to the surface to eat, again only for a day or two. What about an auto feeder if you're worried about them not eating for that long?
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #4
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ive had fish go that long without food. all was well
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:54 PM   #5
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More than likely the block will just dissolve and make a mess and create toxin spikes. I've left fish that long before and they where fine.
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I really doubt that we will buy 4 auto feeders, but my fish are jumpers so it may not work
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Like a previous post, just feed them well and then theyll be fine. If a neighbour could maybe feed them 1 every three days or so?
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:38 AM   #8
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I don't think I'd ever use those things personally.
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What about the gel circles? Anybody ever use those?
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