View Full Version : Fish sitting

05/30/2006, 05:40 PM
I am getting ready to go on vacation and was wondering if any of you guys know of any services out there that fish sit? I just bought 3 sunburst anthias and the need to be fed frozen at least once a day. I wan'ted someone who knows about reef tanks. Any ideas?

05/31/2006, 12:06 PM
I'm fish-sitting my co-worker's tank right now, but only topping-off every other day

Ever considered freeze-dried cyclops-eeze and an automatic feeder? That would probably be cheaper than a fish-sitting service, and with one of the higher-end auto-feeder you could feed small amounts multiple times a day - If I ever get anthias, that will be my first purchase....

FWIW - I just moved closer to you - if that's possible :lol: (Choate street) so I'm only a few minutes away if you need someone to check on things.

05/31/2006, 04:50 PM
Do anthias "need" a certain type of food a certain amount of times a day?

Sorry about hijacking the thread.... When we went on vacation for a week we just had a friend stop by add the top off water and through in a splash of flake food.

05/31/2006, 11:54 PM
I've never tried them - just heard they need a fairly constant supply of plankton through the day

06/01/2006, 04:40 PM
Thanks Nick I may take you up on that.

Yes Anthias need to be fed several times a day. They eat a little at each feeding unlike other fish that can eat large amounts once a day. I have two types of anthias Cranberry and Sunburst. The Cranberry would probally eat the from a feeder but the Sunbusrts are still on frozen so an automatic feeder is out.

06/01/2006, 06:26 PM
oh ak i feed the tank acouple times as it is... I have a Blue Eyed (female lyretail) and a Purple Queen anthias.

06/03/2006, 08:38 PM
Hey Mike I can lend you my Autofeeder prototype if you wish, it can feed fresh or frozen food up to 15 times a day, you are more than welcome to use it.>>>>Jim K

06/05/2006, 05:07 PM
Jim, I may take you up on that. I also want to speak to you about a few things after I get back from vacation. I will be setting up the 125 then I ahve some ideas I would like to run by you. I will let you know by tomorow if I need your feeder.

Thanks, Mike

06/05/2006, 08:08 PM
Mike, I would be glad to help with the new tank setup, if you need that feeder just LMK . >>>>>>Jim K