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How long without food?

Discussion in 'African Rift Lake Cichlids' started by muskieboy, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. muskieboy

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    I'm going on vacation for a week and will not be able to feed my fish. I have 5 yellow labs and an ice blue cichlid. Will they be fine with a week without food? Also I have a yellow lab holding and I plan on stripping her before I leave (at that time she will have being holding the fry for 3 weeks). Will the fry be okay with out food for a week? I can put some large sinking cichlid pellets that they can slowly nibble off of. Do those 7 day fish feeder block things work?
     
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    the chchlids will be fine not sure about the fry though
     
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    The adults will be fine, and the fry should be okay provided you feed them before you leave.
     
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    I would not use the 7 day fish blocks. I have never personally used them, but I have been told they foul water and can create other problems. Again, not my own experience just what I have heard.
     
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    They should be fine for a week.. but you can always get an auto feeder.. >.<;;
     
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    I've used both a weekend food block and the auto feeder, had no issues after coming back from my vacation... if you want to be safe, just use the autofeeder, you can buy one on ebay for less than $20...
     
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    Yep sun sun all the way. 14.99 included s&h my rbp are thanking me right now as i too have been gone for a week
     
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    Do you have a link to the one you bought? I don't what to end up with a bad one.

    I was also considering buying one from my pet store and returning it later.
     
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    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...+feeder&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

    Its the 3rd one down. 13.99 free shipping. Ive had mine about a year still havent needed to change batteries, keeps moisture out and u can pick how much food it disperses and up to 8x/day


    Its like the 2009d model
     
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    Thanks, also I am assuming that it works with nls pellets (1mm)
     
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