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Moonstream
06/26/2007, 09:30 PM
I was wondering if there was a way to keep a fish alive in my reef during the summer as I will be away a lot. they will be fed mostly flakes for most of the summer. could a fish go with out food for a week? I would leave brine shrimp (alive) in the tank while I was away.

fatrip
06/26/2007, 09:39 PM
a friend of mine has this and he seems to like it alot...

feeder (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=4464&N=2004+112973)

Mr James
06/26/2007, 09:44 PM
Depends on the type of fish. I have gone for a week without feeding. But it was a big tank, lots of room to roam, pick and scavenge. On the other hand, I had four Anthias and they require feeding 2 - 3 times a day.

drummereef
06/26/2007, 10:06 PM
It's not feeding that I'd be most concerned with. Salinity changes from lack of top off, and failure from power outages would be my first concern. ;)

fatrip
06/26/2007, 10:09 PM
i'd also agree with drummereef on the auto top off...

jimicasper
06/26/2007, 10:29 PM
Lots of natural things to eat like pods, algae, auto brine hatchery etc... It can work

Moonstream
06/26/2007, 11:45 PM
Well, my parents will be able to keep up with the top off, and I can do WC as usual. I will look into a brine shrimp hatchery. Is there a way to have adults breed in a bucket? I would feed algae wafers to them.