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Old 06-04-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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My child just got two fish (platy's?). The tank is very small, one of those starters. We asked at the store how we feed them if we go away for a week. The man said not to worry about it and they will be fine without being fed for a week. We inquired about those blocks that break off a little at a time in the water, but he said they mess up the water.

It seems very odd to me to go away and leave a pet without any food for a week. So, if you know about fish, is this OK, and if not, what have you done to feed your fish? We don't have anyone that can come over to feed them but could probably bring the tank to someone's house if we had to.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Take to a friends or use biscquit for feeding while away and clean tank when get back.
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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Thanks. I spoke with customer support for our fish tank and fish and they said the fish would be fine for a week. They also said we could try the biscuit but we would need to introduce it to the fish first to make sure they will eat it.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:02 AM
 
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My fish go nuts if not fed daily. Then they start biting fins and tails.
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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I'm definitely going to try the biscuit out while we're home.
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Sounds good. If used to it should be no problem and easier than moving a tank or coming home to fin nipped fish.
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