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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:49 pm Post subject: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 Dear  All,
 
 I  am  going  on  vacation  for  10  days.
 I  have  6  fish  tanks  in  which  I  have  housed  1  Arowana,  1  Flowerhorn  (full  size),  1Tetra  tank,  1  Dolphin,  1  Chichlid  tank,  1  Turtle  tank.
 I  purchased  1  digital  auto  feeder  which  is  working  fine  but  cant  purchase  more  (as  of  now)  due  to  low  budget,  so  can  anyone  guide  me  what  to  do.
 
 Arowana  feeding  wont  be  a  problem  as  I  will  get  feeder  fish  for  him,  turtle  also  not  a  problem.
 1  Fish  tank  I  can  install  food  timer.  Rest  3  is  question  what  to  do.
 
 Anyone  knows  easy  way  of  DIY  food  timer?
 
 I  googled  and  came  to  know  that  fish  can  live  3  weeks  without  food,  so  need  confirmation.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:04 pm Post subject: Re: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 Personally,  I  haven't  starved  my  fish  longer  than  3  days,  but  yes  even  I  have  read  they  you  can  safely  leave  them  unfed  for  couple  of  weeks  at  most.  But  I  ensure  I  give  them  a  treat  (like  boiled  egg  whites,  frozen  brine  shrimp)  when  I  resume  feeding  after  a  gap.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:07 pm Post subject: Re: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 Last  month  I  went  to  my  hometown  for  15  days,  and  all  my  fishes  where  fine  after  15  days  even.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:40 am Post subject: Re: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 I  kept  my  fish  without  food  for  3  days  and  nothing  happened....they  were  fine.....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:32 pm Post subject: Re: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 Normally  most  of  the  fish  survive  for  many  days  without  food.  They  can  go  to  snooze  mode  and  return  back  to  normal  upon  receiving  food.  
 
 But  since  your  fishes  are  used  to  feeding  regularly,  and  10  days  is  a  longer  duration,  try  to  see  if  anyone  can  come  and  feed  your  fish  in  between,  for  at  least  few  days  (alternately).
 
 Most  importantly,  than  food,  what  must  be  taken  into  consideration  is  the  water  conditions.  overfeeding  or  some  issue  with  water  happens  and  no  one  is  there,  it  might  be  major  issue  for  their  survival  in  your  absence.  Also  in  case  you  are  having  someone  to  feed  them  in  your  absence,  make  sure  that  they  don't  overfeed  and  contaminate  the  water.
 
 And  try  to  avoid  the  week  end  food  (ball  type,  hard  in  nature),  I  had  a  real  bad  experience  with  it  and  lost  one  fish.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:50 pm Post subject: Re: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 Thank  you  guys  for  response,
 Situation  is  I  recently  moved  to  new  place  so  can't  trust  neighbours  as  of  now.
 I  am  thinking  to  make  packets  for  each  fish  tank  for  one  day  and  will  ask  my  parents  to  come  at  5th  or  6th  day  and  feed.  as  they  used  to  do  the  same  earlier  when  i  used  to  go  out  of  town.  So  no  chances  of  overfeeding  Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:37 pm Post subject: Re: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 Hemesh,
 
 Do  a  minor  water  change  one  day  before  you  leave.  Do  not  feed  any  food  from  that  day  onwards  till  you  are  back,  condition  being  you  are  coming  back  within  a  week.  
 The  second  condition  for  one  week  being  you  are  a  average  fishkeeper.  
 
 Seeing  from  your  profile,  you  have  been  around  since  2006  which  means  you  are  experienced  and  keep  clean  water  and  feed  your  fish  appropriately,  meaning  you  are  a  good  fishkeeper.  Then  you  can  not  feed  your  fish  for  15  days  and  still  find  happy  fish  when  you  get  back.
 
 Disclaimer:  Not  sure  about  Arowana  and  Flowerhorn  together.  Also  assuming  your  bio-load  is  as  per  wisdom.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:32 am Post subject: Re: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 They  should  be  fine  without  food  for  a  week,  even  10  days  doesn't  seem  like  much.  Its  not  as  if  they  regularly  get  the  same  amount  of  food  in  nature.  However,  seeing  as  these  are  not  wild  fishes,  It  would  be  advisable  to  reduce  the  amount  of  food  in  a  consistent  manner.  And  similar  to  what  the  experts  have  suggested  above,  I  would  recommend  a  small  water  change(around  15%).  I'd  like  to  add  that  feeding  feeders  is  not  a  very  advisable  either.  You  never  know  what  kind  of  ailments  the  feeders  may  pass  in  to  your  fish.  Unless  of  course,  you've  quarantined  the  fishes  beforehand  or  you  get  them  from  a  trusted  source.Its  a  different  matter  altogether  then.  The  turtle  should  be  more  than  fine  in  my  opinion.  From  what  I've  read  reptiles  go  into  a  sort  of  snooze  mode   Chuckle  .  BTW,  you  mentioned  that  you've  got  a  dolphin  as  well  Confused  .  Im  sorry  if  I  sound  like  a  noob  but  are  you  referring  to  the  river  dolphins  of  the  ganges  or  is  it  a  common  name  for  some  other  freshwater  fish?.  Anyway,  Happy  fishkeeping!!  Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:39 am Post subject: Re: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 Personally  i  have  starved  my  fish  for  5  days  without  food  as  i  had  gone  away  and  all  fish  were  fine.  I  do  have  plants  in  my  aquarium.  As  suggested  make  sure  you  do  a  water  change  a  day  before  you  leave  and  don't  over  feed  while  leaving.
 
 If  you  are  still  worried  get  weekend  block.  It  will  cost  around  100  bucks.  I  don't  know  if  fish  eat  it  but  i  had  gone  out  for  7  days  and  i  used  weekend  fish  food  block.  I  have  around  14  fish  in  the  tank  and  all  were  alive.  I  placed  weekend  block  near  air  pump.
 
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:56 pm Post subject: Re: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 If  you  have  a  heavily  planted  tank,  then  can  do  without  feeding  fish  in  that  tank  for  2-3  weeks.  There'll  be  enough  microfauna  for  them  to  feed  on.  However  you  can't  leave  the  lights  off/on  for  2-3  weeks.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:09 pm Post subject: Re: How long can fish survive without food??? Reply with quote

 Dear  Friends,
 Thank  you  very  much  for  the  replies,  Its  final  now  will  do  the  small  water  change  and  will  keep  fishes  without  food.
 Check  image  below  of  my  set  up,  it  will  clear  doubts  that  how  I  kept  fishes.
 
 For  Lights  I  have  kept  on  timer  which  gets  auto  on  off  at  morning  for  3  hrs  and  at  evening  3  hrs.
 Filter  and  air  pump  24  x  7  connected  to  invertor.
 
 Top  Tank  :  Green  Pearl  Arowana
 2nd  Top  floor  Left  :  freshwater  dolphin
 2nd  top  floor  right  :  assorted  tetras,  guppies.
 1st  floor  tank  :  chichlids
 bottom  left  :  Turtle
 bottom  right  :  Flowerhorn  NOTE  :  FH  is  currently  in  2ft  tank,  will  be  shifted  to  firend's  place  soon.
 
 
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