Hardest Thing I've Ever Done - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 08-07-2012, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

Well,
Tomorrow I'm leaving on a 10 day vacation to Europe. And while I'm gone I have to figure out how to get all my fish fed. In my 55g, I put 3 (7 day fish feeders) and a good amount of pellets.

In my goldfish tank I put a 14 day vacation feeder.


However the problem comes with my fry tank. My guppy just gave birth earlier today to around 10 healthy fry in my 2.5g. I have put in some lettuce, some hikari fry food, crushed flakes, and a 1/3 of a 7 day vacation feeder. However being fry, I'm worried that when I come back they'll all be dead:(.

Do you guys have any more advice?
cameronpalte is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 08-07-2012, 05:40 AM
Member
 
jaysee's Avatar
 
I would not use the vacation feeders - the fish will be just fine without being fed for 10 days. As for the fry - there will always be more.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
jaysee is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 08-07-2012, 11:26 AM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Agree.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 08-07-2012, 01:07 PM
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
I highly recommend removing the vacation feeders. Your goldfish will eat themselves to death or overeat to the point where they have trouble with their swim bladder. It will also spike the ammonia in your tanks. You have a decent probability of returning to dead fish with that in your tank. Your fish will be fine without food for 10 days. I just came back from a 10 day Europe vacation and left my fish without food for the entire time. I was more worried about the climbing nitrates and a lack of water changes than I was about them eating. I would be more worried about water changes in your case, too. A 2.5 gal tank can't go a few days without the ammonia climbing high. This, not the lack of food, will be killing your fish.

---Izzy

Sitting by the koi pond

writings on fish and fishkeeping


thekoimaiden is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 08-11-2012, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Darn now I worry their will be dead fishes when I come back. The fry I assume will die, the 55 I think can handle itself but I'm worried about the 10g goldfish
cameronpalte is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 08-17-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Great news. Came back home and all the finish including the goldfish were still alive (but I could tell the goldfish were a little unhappy). The fry were alive too but VERY hungry.

I have yet to see my pleco but I put in lots of decor so I wouldn't be surprised if he's just on a non visible portion of driftwood
cameronpalte is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 08-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Member
 
GwenInNM's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cameronpalte View Post
Great news. Came back home and all the finish including the goldfish were still alive (but I could tell the goldfish were a little unhappy). The fry were alive too but VERY hungry.

I have yet to see my pleco but I put in lots of decor so I wouldn't be surprised if he's just on a non visible portion of driftwood
I hope your trip to Europe was fun! I remember back when I lived in Los Angeles, and there was an earthquake in 1994, many people in Santa Monica were not allowed back in their apartments because of structural damage. A story ran on the news, six months after the earthquake that a guy returned to his apt. and some of his fish were still alive! They did likely live off the ones that died, but pretty incredible. I have no idea what kind of fish they were, but still!

Gwen

Just because animals can't talk, does not mean they should not be heard
GwenInNM is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 08-17-2012, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GwenInNM View Post
I hope your trip to Europe was fun! I remember back when I lived in Los Angeles, and there was an earthquake in 1994, many people in Santa Monica were not allowed back in their apartments because of structural damage. A story ran on the news, six months after the earthquake that a guy returned to his apt. and some of his fish were still alive! They did likely live off the ones that died, but pretty incredible. I have no idea what kind of fish they were, but still!

Gwen
It was great! It's really interesting to see how that guys fish managed to survive for 6 years, I didn't live here back then:). Thanks for the reply.
cameronpalte is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 08-17-2012, 10:21 PM
Member
 
GwenInNM's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cameronpalte View Post
It was great! It's really interesting to see how that guys fish managed to survive for 6 years, I didn't live here back then:). Thanks for the reply.
It was 6 months, not 6 years! Do you live in So Cal?

Gwen

Just because animals can't talk, does not mean they should not be heard
GwenInNM is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 08-17-2012, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GwenInNM View Post
It was 6 months, not 6 years! Do you live in So Cal?

Gwen
Oops that's what I meant to write 6 months. Umm I live in North Cal (San Franscisco/San Jose area)
cameronpalte is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome