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Vacation Care

Discussion in 'General Dwarf Cichlids' started by Levin Tilghman, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Levin Tilghman

    Levin Tilghman New Member 5 Year Member

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    How long can Apistos be left alone without being fed? Especially in a large, uncrowded aquarium. Can live food be provided that will last longer than a week or so, such as live daphnia? Has anyone had any experiences with a pet sitting service? v
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    Ttw Active Member 5 Year Member

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    I have left my fish for 10 days without a problem. Two weeks is pushing things. Having someone else feed your fish often turns out bad.
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    Automatic feeders usually work for weeks to months (battery lasts maybe even for a year, the food runs out first, usually). For how long of a time are you going away?
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    ButtNekkid Active Member

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    What kind of substrate do you have? If fine sand, problem solved for a while.
    I´ ve kept my Apistos on a diet for a week and no problems.
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    Sorry to jump on this thread..........what are people's thoughts on holiday blocks. I'm away for 10 days shortly and the last time I asked someone to feed my N. Anomala, it nearly ended in tears. Thanks in advance.

    Dean
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Excellent - for removing money from your wallet. They're next to worthless for food. You fish should survive for 10 days foraging on 'leftovers' in an established tank.
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  7. Dean Castle

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    Thanks Mike, thought as much.

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