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Old 03-03-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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Feeding Help!

I have a 40 gallon FOWLR with a Picasso triggerfish, a snowflake eel, 2 hermit crabs, 2 turbo snails, and a yellow tail damsel. I am going out of town for 3 days, and I am worried about my fish not being fed. I am leaving next Saturday so please help!!!!
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A trigger and an eel have no business being in a 40 gallon tank. That said, 3 days will not hurt them at all. I have fed a tank I maintain only twice a week for a few years now with no Ill effects. The fish are fat and happy.
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+1. No trigger or eel in a 40. Way to small.

Fish can go for a long period of time with out eating. That being said, they should be fine for three days.
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Its a 40 breeder and the fish are fine. I will just leave them for the 3 days and hope that they will be ok. The trigger is really small and the eel is only 8 inches.
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3 days is fine. These fish don't get food in the wild every day. Predators like eels may fail several days in a row to find a meal. I feed my fish every 2-3 days and they're fat and happy
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Its a 40 breeder and the fish are fine. I will just leave them for the 3 days and hope that they will be ok. The trigger is really small and the eel is only 8 inches.

The trigger is small for now, and so is te eel. Never buy fish according to future plans. We never know what life will throw at us.
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