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Old 24-09-2009, 07:19 AM
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Im heading on holiday at the weekend and cannot find anyone to drop by and feed my fish,

what products would you recommend?
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Old 24-09-2009, 07:22 AM
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How long will you be gone for?
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Old 24-09-2009, 07:25 AM
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i suppose it would have helped putting that in lol - 6 days!
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Old 24-09-2009, 07:28 AM
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Should be fine for that period of time. Just feed them as normal before you go away. If you can get someone to pop in mid week just to glance at them (make sure filters/heaters are working ok) and drop a bit of food in that wouldn't be a bad thing but fish can go a fair while without eating. Don't over compensate by giving more food than normal when you get back though, just carry on as usual.
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Old 24-09-2009, 11:17 AM
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We used to buy a holiday block from the aquarium shop. It is basically a compressed block of food which takes days and days to dissolve giving the fish a slow release of food.
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Old 24-09-2009, 09:22 PM
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Stay away from those holiday feeding blocks as they do dreadful things to the water quality.

For just 6 days, feed the fish the day you leave and again the day you come back, they'll be fine in between. Any longer than that, just leave premeasured amounts of flake (plus algae tabs. for any bottom dwellers) in clean bottle tops and have someone feed them twice a week. That's what I do for my annual three week holiday in June.
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Agrees with trillian, feeding blocks are made up of rubbish.
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I quite often just forget to feed my fish for over a week, lol. They'll be fine.
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Healthy fish will be fine for a week without food. Avoid holiday blocks or slow release feeders - they contimainte the water.
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Interesting the negativity re the feeding blocks... I never had any problems with water quality.
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