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Old 06-24-2021, 02:24 PM   #1
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Vacation Feeding: Feeder Blocks

Have you used feeder blocks while gone on vacation? How did they work - good, bad, messy, untouched, etc?

We're going away for 5 days which is sort of the tipping point for feed/don't feed fish. I don't have any neighbors whom I'd trust to feed correctly and not wander through the house exploring. Auto-feeders...you get what you pay for so an expensive one could be considered.

Feeder blocks: what's your experience?

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Old 06-24-2021, 02:26 PM   #2
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Just feed them before you leave and when you get back 5 days is fine
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Old 06-25-2021, 05:02 AM   #3
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Agreed with above. Better off coming home to hungry fish than polluted tank.
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Agreed they ll be fine when you get back just feed before you leave
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I tried using a feeder block for my two oscars while away for 5day hol and they didn't touch it and were nearly dead another night I think they would of been
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Its too much food generally and seems to cause an ammonia spike. I would just overfeed a little bit the day before and if its too long have a good friend housesit and store the correct amount of food in ziplocks on a pill container, not my idea but it works great!
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