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Old 04-27-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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I am among the many fishkeepers who don't trust automatic feeders, although I have used them. What do you need an automatic feeder for?
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:06 PM   #3
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If you give your fish a large meal before you leave they will be fine for a few days. Some people do this for up to a week even.


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If you give your fish a large meal before you leave they will be fine for a few days. Some people do this for up to a week even.


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In well established tanks you can go longer than that. I've left tanks for as long as two weeks. But going away isn't the only reason to use an automatic feeder, so I had to ask.
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Does this apply to all kinds of fish? I've Orandas. I believe the stomach/intestine anatomy is different from other fish!!!

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How long will you be gone? And how big are the fish? The larger the fish, the longer it can go between meals.
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For now 2 days, but I'm might be gone for 3 weeks later. Orandas are 3 - 31/2 inches in length.

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How long will you be gone? And how big are the fish? The larger the fish, the longer it can go between meals.

Lol in 8 months the longest I've gone without feeding is 1 day.

Knowing how long really will help.

And if it is an extended amount of time do a water change the day you leave.


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Lol in 8 months the longest I've gone without feeding is 1 day.

Knowing how long really will help.

And if it is an extended amount of time do a water change the day you leave.


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In the early days when I wasn't such a good fishkeeper, and nearly quit the hobby, I had fish that went 4 months without being fed. I'm both proud and ashamed to admit that. (And I do not recommend trying it)
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I was away last weekend. When I came back last night, one of the fish was literally starving and jus sitting at the bottom. Once I fed it took about an hour for it to become active again.

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