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Going on a vacation for 10 days... Will Weekend block be enough to feed the fish?

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:55 pm
by shubham1401
These are the specs of my 17.5G tank:
Fishes:
1 Gold Gourami (Mid size)
6 Black Skirt Tetra (fully grown)
6 Serpae Tetra.

There used to be 8 Serpae tetras but the last time I went on a vacation for 4 days, 2 were missing. Nothing was found! I guess the rest of the fishes ate them. I don't want anything like that to happen to any more of my fishes. So I bought weekend food block (Toyo brand) from the nearby LFS.

Will the fish be fine if I put 3-4 blocks in the tank? Or the blocks will dissolve too soon?

Additional Info:
2 Sponge filters.
100W heater set at 26c.

Help is deeply appreciated :)

Re: Going on a vacation for 10 days... Will Weekend block be enough to feed the fish?

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:38 pm
by sushant
As far as I know those blocks are good for nothing, and do more damage than good. For long vacations( more than a week) gets yourself an auto feeder.

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Re: Going on a vacation for 10 days... Will Weekend block be enough to feed the fish?

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:56 am
by saikumar
sushant wrote:As far as I know those blocks are good for nothing, and do more damage than good. For long vacations( more than a week) gets yourself an auto feeder.

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:1

use autofeeder, or ask neighbour or relative to feed.

Re: Going on a vacation for 10 days... Will Weekend block be enough to feed the fish?

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:47 am
by jack
blocks are big NO NO... waste of money and also change in water chemistry..

Better keep fishes on fasting or ask some1 to feed them...

Try getting live feeding a week or 2 prior so that they gain proper nutrition and you can go without food for a week ... but 10 days is quite more.. ask someone to feed them every 3-4 days ...

Auto feeder are best...