Thread: Out of Fish Food - Options?
06-12-2008, 12:05 PM #1Banned Molly
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Out of Fish Food - Options?
I am broke, and I ran out of fish food. What else can I feed these guys?
I am getting more fish food on Friday when I get paid. I fed them this morning, but that was the last of the food.
06-12-2008, 12:12 PM #2
What kind of fish do you keep m1indless? you can feed them the yellow of an egg if they are carnivores...seive it through a muslin bag first tho and feed a little bit. If they are plant eaters, some lettuce will do ...even some partly cooked baby marrow (I believe in the U.S.A it;s called zuccini). Fish are quite hardy, they won't be too bad off without food for a day or so. I take it we are talking fresh water fish
06-12-2008, 12:15 PM #3Banned Molly
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Originally Posted by Gemstone
I have iceberg lettuce, should I put some of that into the tank?
06-12-2008, 12:26 PM #4
dont u have any egg?...if u do...boil it...and take the yellow...make it very fine..and feed it to them...it is a good protein..those you have seem to be meat eaters
06-12-2008, 12:29 PM #5
a little piece of your iceberg will be ok as well, tho they might not want to eat it..try it and see.
06-12-2008, 12:30 PM #6
They will be fine without food for a day. I wouldn't worry about it.
06-12-2008, 12:45 PM #7
a day of fasting will be good for them, don't worryAs I get older I find myself thinking about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.
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06-12-2008, 12:49 PM #9
i've read several times that a healthy well fed, balanced tank can go up to 5 days without food. I have even read somewhere that said feed every other day, so i don't think you have anything to worry. In the wild fish can go days and days without any food.
06-12-2008, 04:12 PM #10
Fish can definately go long stints of time without eating (I've had african cichlids go without food for up to 5 weeks while mouthbrooding their fry).
I actually feed some of my fish once every 2 days.