6

I need my pet fish to be fed while I'm on vacation for a couple weeks. How can I do that without asking other people to help? I don't want to leave my fish with anyone else, and I don't want to let anyone in my house while I'm gone. It really seems like there should be some way to do this easily.

  • 1
    What kind of fish? Many fish types you can drop in a feeder block, which contains a bit of food, but mainly anti-acid. The fish can quite easily go a week or so without food. – Tetsujin Sep 8 '16 at 19:18
  • Thanks, @Tetsujin. It's a betta fish. I'll look into the feeder block. – user16015 Sep 8 '16 at 19:27
  • @jyoung My betta fish was fine with a feeder block for a week. (It also went without eating anything for a month one time, but that's another story.) – BrettFromLA Sep 8 '16 at 20:33
2

If you search Amazon (or Google) "Fish Feeder Timer" there are a large number of products which will dispense food periodically - a lot of these are under $30.

Some examples -

  • Feeder block, pence/cents, also keeps the water clean. Automatic feeder, 25 bucks, usually dispenses too much so leaves rotting food, & no-one to clean the tank for 2 weeks. Not the best idea. When I discovered that difference, 20 years ago, my tank survival rate went from negative to positive; I actually was breeding fish [totally of their own accord, not of my design] & gaining numbers in the same tank as I'd been losing fish for years & restocking from the shop every year. – Tetsujin Sep 9 '16 at 18:44
4

You can buy feeding blocks that slowly dissolve in water and reaese the food over a given period of time. They are cheap and sold with names as vacation food block, weekend food block or something similar.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy