Another question about vacation

naturelover_mtl(z5QC)August 15, 2005

My family and I will be away for about 4 days. We have two small tanks in the house in my children's rooms (each tank is about 2.5 gallons). Both are power filtered and both have a couple of Danios and a small shrimp. All our little water friends are perfectly healthy, highly active and seemingly happy. My concern is during our departure is their feeding schedule. What are our options? Should I get someone to come in and feed them? Can they survive for four days without daily feeding? Should I add a slow-release feeder (not sure exactly what it's called)? Any advice would be really appreciated. I'm a total amateur in this area and would love some help so I don't worry about them while we're gone.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I keep tanks in my office. There are times when I've got a long weekend and my fish are absolutely fine after 3-4 days of no feeding. I will state, though, that I have small live plants growing in both these tanks (it's a pretty well lit office during the day, and I don't keep the lights on while I'm gone, either - plants do fine as well)

If you have someone handy to come in and feed, by all means, go ahead and do this. But in my opinion, the fish should do fine for four days without food.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2005 at 11:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
woeisme(z7b NC)

They should be fine for 4 days. The time release feeders (the white disolveing block type) have been reported to cause problems with water quality. If you have live plants then they deffinately will be fine. Avoid over feeding before going and when you come back. Stick to the normal ammounts as if you are home. When you gat back feed 1/2 the ammount as usual then an hour or so later feed the other 1/2.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2005 at 1:14PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Betta fish and heaters
Hi, I just bought a little betta fish. I appsolutly...
Is my Betta sick?
I've had my Betta fish for over 2 years now. Recently...
Aquatic Plant ID
Hi, I have an aquarium, and awhile ago we put live...
Jessie Tyler
i have a 1 year old, channel cat. She is a beauty....
Blackmoor changing colors
One of my blackmoors has been developing the most unusual...
Sponsored Products
American Drew Cherry Grove New Generation Dining Arm Chairs - Set of 2 - ADL4274
$590.00 | Hayneedle
Rack It Up 8 Pot Hooks - MPP14
$20.99 | Hayneedle
Hudson Valley Palmdale 12" High Old Bronze Wall Sconce
Lamps Plus
Tetris Alarm Clock
$24.99 | zulily
Bertoia Side Chair
Design Within Reach
The Natural Light Cubana White Wood Night Light Lamp
Lamps Plus
Jonathan Adler Harlequin Antique Brass Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Matrix Rectangle Suspension by Schonbek Lighting
$2,629.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™