Feeding fry while on vacation

8 years 5 months ago #30502 by WhiteDevil
the fry gotta eat several times a day, maybe an auto feeder and just have him refill it for the fry only?

if the tank is planted then 2 weeks with just top offs will be fine, no plants then you need to figure out another way.

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8 years 5 months ago #30458 by chefjimmy
2 weeks is too long to me, with out a water change. i would try to arrange a water change in the middle. have a bucket, in front of each tank with fresh declor water, and have him suck out half and dump the fresh in. the feeding seem reasonable. but with 75 in a 10 thats a strech.

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8 years 5 months ago #30457 by BCParker
I need to get out of this heat.  Going north for a while.

Got my brother to watch the fish.  Last time all I had was one tank with a pair of oscars.  He managed to overfeed and poison the female,  the male jumped out and rotted behind the tank for a week.

Gonna give him another shot though cause there isn't much choice.

I'll set out premeasured cups of food for the adults- twice a week should be more than enough.

A couple buckets of conditioned water for him to add if tanks get low.


airstones in each tank in case the filters have problems-  told him just unplug instead of messing with if not working.

I'm not worried about the three tanks of adults.

But what do I do about the fry?

Is a pinch of powdered flake twice a week going to be enough to keep them going? Do I risk having him add a "tiny little dab" of microworms or maybe a cube or frozen brine shimp?

How about no water changes for two weeks?- just add a little fresh once.

Ten gallon tanks,  50-75 fry in each,Rams, Kribensis, apistos.  all 1/4" or less,  Air powered sponge filter and small hang on back for each tank.


I'm I going to come back to a bunch of dead fry?



How long can they go without problems?

I've got three ten gallon tanks with around 50-75 small fry in each.  They're just getting started on crushed flake food.

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