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Feeding fry on vacation

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:16 pm
by marius432
I have 10 saulosi fry , they are 3 weeks old. I'm going on vacation next week, and I will be gone about 5-7 days .
What do I do to feed them ?
I feel its too long to go without feeding them at such a young age. I have an eheim feeder I was going to use for the main tank , but I don't have one for the growout tank.
Any advice would be appreciated

Re: Feeding fry on vacation

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:08 pm
by sir_keith
Neighbor? I don't see any way out of this problem without getting someone to feed the fishes once or twice whilst you're away. Or possibly giving the fishes a few rocks with heavy algae growths to nibble on? :fish:

Re: Feeding fry on vacation

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:58 pm
by marius432
They use to make weekend feeders . Are those still around ?
I could try getting another automatic feeder , I just don't know if it will work with such small food

Re: Feeding fry on vacation

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:17 am
by DJRansome
Do not put food blocks like "weekend feeders" in the tank while you are gone, this is create more toxins than nutrition.

Either no food, neighbor feeding or the auto feeder.

Re: Feeding fry on vacation

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:24 pm
by Deeda
The Eheim feeder or most others can be used for fry food but you will have to tape off the slot opening so you get the correct amount they need. Definitely test it for a few days before leaving to be sure you are feeding the amount you want.

Re: Feeding fry on vacation

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:16 am
by marius432
Ok thanks,
I got someone to come. They will be fed once a day from Tuesday to Saturday. But on Thursday. They won't be fed. Will they be ok? I'm assuming, yes as they are almost a month old

Re: Feeding fry on vacation

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:31 am
by sir_keith
marius432 wrote:Ok thanks,
I got someone to come. They will be fed once a day from Tuesday to Saturday. But on Thursday. They won't be fed. Will they be ok? I'm assuming, yes as they are almost a month old


Yes, they'll be fine for a day. Just make sure the person coming over doesn't overfeed them.

Re: Feeding fry on vacation

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:38 pm
by okeefe4787
I second Deeda with the Eheim filter and tape off the slot. I have done this exact thing and it works perfectly. In fact, I don't ever manually feed my fry, i just leave it for the Eheim feeder to take care of.