Fish Ok Without Food For A Couple Days?

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I'm going away on Saturday afternoon, and I'm coming back on Monday evening. Should my fish be OK on Sunday without any food?

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Yes they should be ok, why don't you get one of those weekend food tablets they stay floating for about 3-4 days? for your fishes 8)
 

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My experience with those weekend feeders has not been good. I know that's what they are meant for, but your fish will be just fine not being fed until you get back home. Unless you have fry, your fish will not need food while you are gone. Those weekend feeders tend to pollute your tank and you will probably have to clean the tank when you get home. If you feed the normal amount just before you leave, you will come home to a sparkling clean tank. I have left for a week and my fish were all fine and ready for mommy to feed them. My tanks also never looked better!
 
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Thanks Gunnie, I think I heard about them not being very good. I think I might leave them, without food for the day, and then feed them the normal amount before I go and when I get back.

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A month ago I had an experience with the tablet. I don't think they did much with it, it was just this white chalky crumbling chunk on the bottom when I got back, and I did have to do a gravel cleaning to get rid of it. However on the other hand I tried the alternative, leaving them for a couple of days with nothing and they seemed just fine.
 
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Thanks, I think that is the best thing to do. Besides, I'll be there Saturday morning to feed them and will be back Monday Evening,and will be able to feed them then. It'll only be 1 whole day without food so they should be fine. ;D

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leaving them a few days is fine but I had to leave them over a week so I bought an auto-feeder and it worked quite well, to be frankly honest I still use it cuz its just so darn convenient^,^
 

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I thought about using one of those auto feeders when my husband and I were going on a four day cruise a few weeks ago. But I had baby fry and decided to just let the mother-in-law come over twice a day to feed them and my dog. I bought one of those weekly doses pill containers, and put two servings per day in each day, with one box just for fry, it was ground up real fine. But since the mother-in-law wants to go with us on our next cruise, I'll have to buy one of the auto feeders. :
 

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yeah I highly reccomend them they are easy and very convenient but of course some foods you still have to feed by hand like bloodworms every once in a while or if ure fish eat live foods... nice throughout most of the week though
 
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Thanks. This is a great help. But since it's only one whole day i'm not going to be here, I think it might be easiest if I just leave them for that one day, don't you think?

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