Thread: Week Long trip- Away from Home
04-06-2009, 08:06 PM #1
Week Long trip- Away from Home
I found out this weekend that my Granddad has prostate cancer. My whole family has decided to go down to Florida (where he lives) a 12 hr. drive from VA
(where I live) We are driving! I will be gone from April 8th (early AM -like 5) to April 15 or 16 (late in the day)
I saw on Petsmart they have Tetramin Vacation Feeders.
This will be OK for my Neon and Betta tank- the betta will eat flakes! but not the divided one with the two Crowntail Bettas, as they are picky and won't touch flakes.
I have no money to which I could invest in an automatic feeder. It would be the ideal situation, but I would need two, one for each tank.
I have no neighbors to come help care for the fish. What should I do?
04-06-2009, 08:13 PM #2
honestly they should be ok for a week without food, do some big water changes before you goAs 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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04-06-2009, 08:23 PM #3
You don't think even a small vacation feeder? (I worry about my fishies!)
I would think I could put one in the CT tank and if they got hungry enought they would eat it?
04-06-2009, 11:31 PM #4
Those vacation feeders cause water quality problems which you don't want, while you're away. You can leave them for a week...I've done it with no problems. Feed well, for a couple of days before you leave. Do water changes, and maintain filters. It'll be fine...Sharon
04-06-2009, 11:33 PM #5
No. Algenco is right. They should be fine for a week without a vacation feeder. Just do the water change a day before you leave.When in doubt, do a water change.
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04-06-2009, 11:52 PM #6
I hereby add my testimony to those above. Your fish will be fine for a week without food, but a good water change before would be a good idea75 Gallon Malawi
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