vacation
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » vacation

vacation

This is a discussion on vacation within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I'm so stressed out about leaving my fish for a week long vacation. i have 5 tiger barbs and 4 rosy barbs in my ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Bloodfin Tetra
Bloodfin Tetra
Pygmy Cory
Pygmy Cory
Reply
Old 07-22-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
 
vacation

I'm so stressed out about leaving my fish for a week long vacation. i have 5 tiger barbs and 4 rosy barbs in my 20L. do those vacation blocks work? should i buy an automatic fish feeder? can someone guide me in a good direction?
ollecram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 10:37 PM   #2
 
I've heard nothing but bad things about both. You should try to find some family or a friend to feed then while your gone
Zombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
 
*groan* I have no one to feed my tank while I'm gone. there has to be some way. Not even one of those expensive auto fish feeders, will get the job done?
ollecram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
 
I'm not sure.
(waits for another member to chime in.)
Zombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 11:23 PM   #5
 
Dont worry get a automatic fish feeder, they are the best, they act like a real person feeding them youll be fine and dont worry about price i have seen some for only 24.50
Guppyluver4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 11:37 PM   #6
 
ok. thanks to both of you for the help. I'll get an auto fish feeder, and just because I'm paranoid i might get one of those pyramids anyway. thanks for the advice. oh. also. is it ok to leave the lights off during my week vacation? i dont have any live plants, just some algae.
ollecram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 11:42 PM   #7
 
It shouldn't be a problem to leave your lights off. I deffinately wouldn't leave them on.
Zombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 01:12 AM   #8
 
Honestly I wouldn't worry about them. The fish you listed should be fine for 7 days without food. I was just gone for 4 days and no one fed my fish. When its a week long trip, I try to get someone to stop buy and feed my caecilians once. If they get too hungry they might start trying eating my fish.
Mikaila31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 08:44 AM   #9
 
redlessi's Avatar
 
I have heard a horror story or two regarding the automatic feeder malfunctioning and dumping out all of the food into the tank. I would do a partial water change and a good feeding before you leave and your fish should be fine until you get back. The fish dont need light it is more for us to enjoy watching them especially since you dont have plants. If you want you can get an automatic timer for the lights, they are very inexpensive at walmarts about 4-5 dollars.

Enjoy your vacation!
redlessi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2009, 07:06 PM   #10
 
i got the auto feeder today. i also did a partial water change and everything was going fine until about three minutes ago. i noticed that my long finned zebra danio ( got him for free by accident while getting tiger barbs) and one of my tigers seem bad. my danio is lying upside down on the bottom and my tiger is becoming weak and is starting to let himself be turn upside down for a bit by the current. i think this might be because i haven't vacuumed or changed water for about a month. could this be?
ollecram is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vacation PRichs87 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 6 03-10-2010 05:46 PM
While on Vacation??? sweetcaroline Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 6 02-10-2008 10:26 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 PM.