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Old 08-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #391
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Before you go on vacation, feed your fish a lot so they don't need more food
This one is actually true in a way.
You feed them a lot the week or two prior to leaving to beef them up. then start fasting a day or two before leaving and do a large water change the night before/day you leave to get as much waste out of the tank as you can.
This'll give the fish some meat on their bones to survive not being fed or a while and will also help keep water quality decer while gone if you don't have anyone to look over it
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Most people like to use those vacation feeder tablets but I don't like them because t=in the past, they've ruined my water quality.
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Most people like to use those vacation feeder tablets but I don't like them because t=in the past, they've ruined my water quality.
I always have a friend feed my fish.
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Sadly i don't have anyone near by that I can trust to feed my fish.
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You know, this isnt advice but I felt I should put it somewhere.

I was at work [store] and I saw a guy looking at filters so I offered some assistance. Turns out he has a 10g tank with 4 big goldfish. I tried to get him to upgrade his tank size but he wouldnt because it wouldnt fit on his nightstand. This guy was around 50 something and wearing a work suit. He was looking at purchasing a new filter because his tank was dirty. He said he doesnt do water changes because his filter does all the work. I explained everything to him but he still refused. He wanted to get an ac 50 and I told him he shouldnt. I ended up selling him an ac110 for 35 $ because the box was cut open. The ac 110 is for a 10g tank! I hope it makes the fish a bit happier while they strive to survive in there
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The ignorance of people. There are more and more crummy people in the world everyday
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This will rub the wrong way but people were saying that fish will keep growing out of a tank. I believe this in some cases but my uncle kept an Oscar in a 20 long for 4 years and it was only 4 inches and a gold fish the Oscar never ate and it was only 2 inches after 2 years. I now have the tank. Fish have a new home.
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This will rub the wrong way but people were saying that fish will keep growing out of a tank. I believe this in some cases but my uncle kept an Oscar in a 20 long for 4 years and it was only 4 inches and a gold fish the Oscar never ate and it was only 2 inches after 2 years. I now have the tank. Fish have a new home.
That's because the fish are stunted. It's very bad for the fishes health and kills them prematurely
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This will rub the wrong way but people were saying that fish will keep growing out of a tank. I believe this in some cases but my uncle kept an Oscar in a 20 long for 4 years and it was only 4 inches and a gold fish the Oscar never ate and it was only 2 inches after 2 years. I now have the tank. Fish have a new home.
The fish is probably severely stunted.
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This will rub the wrong way but people were saying that fish will keep growing out of a tank. I believe this in some cases but my uncle kept an Oscar in a 20 long for 4 years and it was only 4 inches and a gold fish the Oscar never ate and it was only 2 inches after 2 years. I now have the tank. Fish have a new home.
I have no kind words for this. Im glad they are rehomed now. Stunted growtb will kill a fish eventually. Its a slow death
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