Vacation feeding of Dwarf Puffer

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2HeadedBoy

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Hello all,

Haven't been around in a while but I figure this is the perfect place to get my question answered.

I'm going on vacation for a week. How often do I need to get my Dwarf Puffer fed?

My gut instinct is every other day. I'm leaving on a Sunday, so if I feed before I leave I would have my brother come over to feed on Tuesday and Thursday. Then I can feed when I get home on Saturday.

My brother is a busy guy and I am trying not to make him come over every day, but I know he will if I ask him. He's good like that.

Background info on the puffer...
I got her in December so I'm guessing she is about a year old.
She is alone in a planted 5G hex.

Thanks in advance...
 

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He should be fine. But if your brother can come over a couple times it'd be better. Just make sure he knows how much to feed. If not, feed him well and give him a water change before you go.
 

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Your DP will be fine for a week without food as long as the water quality is good, so I agree that doing a water change right before you leave is a good idea.

Having your brother come over once or twice to feed is nice if he's available, but it's not essential. You could pre-portion a few bloodworms into a ziploc bag for him in the fridge, and just have him give those so he won't accidentally overfeed. Water quality in a 5 gallon can go south really quickly if there's uneaten food rotting in there.
 
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Thanks everyone.

Yes, I definitely do a water change right before I leave for vacations.

And yes, whenever I go on vacations, I pre-package food for my brother to feed my tanks. I also make him come over and go through a feeding session with me, as well as type up written instructions for the feeding procedure. I’m thorough like that.

As this is the first time leaving my puff, I wasn’t sure of a proper feeding schedule. You folks have answered that for me, soooo…

Thanks again
 
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