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holiday feeding

hello...
what do you do with your fish during the holidays?
i was planning to get one of those 7-day feeders from the pet store. but im not really sure how they work or if they're appropriate for my cichlids. also, it turns out i may be gone even longer than 7 days. most of my local friends will also be gone during this period, so im not sure what to do. any suggestions?


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what do you do with your fish during the holidays?
Mine get 2 nibbles of turkey, a 1/8 tsp of mashed potatoes and only as much cranberry sauce as they can eat in 2 minutes.

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that's cute...i bet my cats also have a suggestion about what i should do with them..

thanks for the link...i didnt know they made those, but i will go buy one soon....


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Yeah you can pick them up at any petshop for under $10 and you can fill them up with any kind of food you like so there's no worries about your cichlids diet.

Speaking of, most of my community fish are light eaters but, when I kept a lot of cichlids they would eat anything, even fast food but, that was a once in awhile event.


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Several years ago I had to have emergency surgery and I was in the hospital for 14 days. When I got home my tanks were the first thing that I checked. All the fish were accounted for. I was very happy. I remember reading some time ago that most fish can go a surprisingly long time without being fed.
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Several years ago I had to have emergency surgery and I was in the hospital for 14 days. When I got home my tanks were the first thing that I checked. All the fish were accounted for. I was very happy. I remember reading some time ago that most fish can go a surprisingly long time without being fed.
That is true! Are you going away for Thanksgiving as well? I don't plan on feeding my fish. Now the big tank is algea eaters so that doesn't matter. And the 10g is a pair of rams, so they can last a week without food. They are healthy fat fish!

I have a cheap auto feeder that just turns and lets out food when I'm gone for weeks on end.

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hey what about the plants!

get another one for dosing ferts traces, then macros every other slot lol


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I have one of my friends come over and take care of them. Thankfully I demonstrated how to dose ferts correctly to her.
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