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Old 07-24-2017, 04:47 PM   #1
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Vacation Feeding

Hi I am totally new to all this so please forgive my ignorance 🙃
My son has a fresh water tank of Cichlids that are his pride and joy! He is in the hospital for probably 30 days and I am caring for his babies. I live a couple hours away so can't get there every day is there a automatic feeder that anyone could recommend please? I have read that a lot of people do not like them- really do appreciate your help thanks so much!

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Old 07-24-2017, 05:12 PM   #2
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It might help knowing a lot of folks only feed every 2-3 days, and mine only get fed daily leading up to an out of town trip for 5-7 days

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Most fish should be good eating every 3-4 days if they were well fed before.
Feed them only what they eat completely in 5 minutes.
Ask your son if any of the fish have 'special needs'.
Stay away from auto feeders.
I have left my aquarium for over 9 days without incident.
Have you been told about water changes ?
Ask your son his water change schedule.Hopefully if you feed a little less then he did you can change a little less water then him.
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Thank you all for your helpful and kind responses I certainly do appreciate the help- what a great group you guys are!
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This was a great question Judy. Most folks don't know that you can go 3 to 4 days with out feeding. I`m a SW person but they say that most Sw fish can go up to 2 weeks without eating. I don't know if that is true for FW fish but I`ll bet it is close.


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