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mileshs95 10-11-2011 12:11 PM

Red Tailed Shark is very fat
 
Hello everyone, i have a Red Tailed Shark and i left him to go camping this weekend. i put a weekend feeding block in his tank and when i came home he seemed very fat. my dad said he fed him while i was away because he didnt know about the feeding block so is it possible that my shark just ate too much or is it some kind of disease?:-( thanks

Byron 10-11-2011 01:37 PM

Could be either. Don't feed him for a couple days and observe.

When you are away, for up to a week, the fish will be fine without any food.

Byron.

bigfish93 10-11-2011 06:25 PM

Like Byron mentioned, you do not need to worry about feeding the fish if you are going to be gone for a week or less. This is because fish naturally are not able to find food everyday in the wild, so they will not starve without food for a short period of time. I always remember the saying "A hungry fish is a happy fish".


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