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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-10-2019, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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Weekend feeder reccomendations?

I have an automatic feeder but was considering adding a feeder block for a weekend trip. Any suggestions on which type are best and won't cloud water?
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If you are leaving for the weekend, the best practice is not to feed. Adult fish will be perfectly fine up to 1 week without feeding. Juveniles less, however, no more than 3 days.


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Phish will certainly not starve over a weekend!

Heck I feed every 4th to 5th day as to not cobble the water column with crap!


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As mentioned, you definitely can just leave your fish alone for the weekend.

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Couldn't agree more with the above. When I leave for 3 or 4 days I don't have anyone feed my tanks. Usually more problems come from them being overfed as people become concerned their fish will be malnourished after two days. Think about the wild- they scavenge and can go much longer than we initially believe without food.



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Yes, no food needed. I wouldnt risk it on those auto food dispensers and I imagine the products you leave in the water would leave a lot of waste.
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Although the fish would be fine for a weekend, any longer requires some means of feeding...and those blocks that dissolve are just junk.

I subscribe to the Goliad Farms approach to feeding.

With exception of some larger species (gorgers), most of our fish in the hobby are grazers that forage for food throughout the day. They have small stomachs and one (or two) large feedings a day is just not appropriate when you think about it.

For automatic feeders, Eheim makes a couple of models that I have found to be very reliable.





Also NOTE: I find Goliad Farms, Inc. also very interesting as their only filtration is plants and they don't do water changes other than top offs....

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