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post #11 of 16 Old 09-23-2008, 03:10 PM
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No, not at all, you could use tetras too. I just figured that guppies are pretty hardy and most people wouldn't care to loose a few rather then loosing the fish they were going to stock with. You can use tetras just be prepared to loose a couple.

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post #12 of 16 Old 09-23-2008, 03:13 PM
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Feeder guppies are usually 10/$1. The feeder guppies I got for my Jack Dempsey looked like they were crossbred with Endler's livebearers or something. Pretty little fish...too bad he ate them!

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post #13 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
Petco was charging $24 for the auto-feeder but I found it at walmart for half that much - it was my first walmart purchase ever and I felt guilty about it ...

...but anyway, it occurred to me that I could also just set the feeder to drop in a very small amount of fish food every day until I get home - that would keep producing ammonia until I get home and can start stocking the tank, right?

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post #14 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 11:50 AM
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Yep. Sounds like a plan to me. Just be careful with the auto-feeder. I've heard complaints about some of them getting too much moisture inside which makes the flake food clump up and the machine stops working. Good luck!

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post #15 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
Well, I'm not worried about it now, but it's disturbing to think I might go on vacation and come home to a clumped feeder and two dozen dead fish!

Do you know what causes the moisture? If it's regional humidity I'm probably in the clear - Southern California is dry as a bone.

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post #16 of 16 Old 09-24-2008, 01:00 PM
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I've never used one, personally, so I have no idea as to whether it's faulty design or user error.

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