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Forgot To Feed My Fish!


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Don't worry, the fish are fine. They only went without food for about 36 hours and they're in a planted tank with wistera and hornwort. I wasn't really worried about it since most people say you should fast them one day a week anyway. They did, however let me know how the felt about that idea...

Before I forgot to feed them, they had been nibbling on the wisteria and picking off a needle here and there on the hornwort. Now all that's left of the wisteria is the plant ring that was holding it down and the hornwort is in 2-3" sections in a pile on the bottom. The poor pleco has a pile of broken plants in his depression under the driftwood.

Guess I won't forget to feed them again anytime soon

Jim

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LOL

I only feed my fish every other day anyway! When I went away at xmas for 4 days they cleaned up my tank brilliantly for me. :ymmu

Oh, before everyone goes mad...

They have real plants and I feed them the 2 days before I left so they were fuller than normal!

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I feed mine twice a day too. And they start going wild around the usual feeding times so it would be hard for me to forget unless I just wasn't here. :lol:

Dribble, the goldie I had for 8 years used to flip around and splash water out of the tank to let me know he was hungry.

:rofl

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My comet get very animated and hovers around the feeding hatch. I feed them 2 or 3 times a day. A couple of pinches soaked in a cup first.

They get peas every other day.

I love it when they get in the corner nearest to me and stare. :P

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i feed my goldies twice a day as well. once in the morning when the lights come on and once in the afternoon about an hour before dark. i have a cory and a loach that are happy to clean up anything that the goldies dont eat. :P

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Im sorry I was laughing at this. My fish do the same thing, I dont feed them once a week cause a couple of them have Swim Bladder disorder. My little ones though will nibble on the plants when they dont get enough food too.

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i heard that goldies can go a whole week with out food (tho i wouldnt recommend it) so i wouldnt worry. i sometimes forget to feed mine too cause i walk right by them in the morning but its dark.

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Don't worry Koko, I laughed my head off! These plants cost all of $2 a bunch and I put the wisteria in there expecting them to eat it. I'd never begrudge a fish for eating a plant .. it's what they do.

I'm looking forward to summer time when I can just go out in my canoe and get them snacks. Hornwort and canadian pondweed (anacharis) grow like mad around here. Milfoil does too but I think it's illegal to transport cause it's an invasive species. I've been watching for bleach sales for my disinfecting tubs :)

Jim

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*giggles* I could NEVER forget to feed my fish, it's so routine....*Jess wakes up, runs downstairs and checks on "Whitie" and friends"....seriously that is the first thing I do every morning. Yup....I have problems :P

I am sorry about your plants, but it sounds like the fish had a good ole time munching on them ;)

Jessica

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