Can Tiger Barbs go 4 days without food? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question Can Tiger Barbs go 4 days without food?

In a couple weeks I will be going out of town with for a couple days. I just got some tiger barbs and was wondering if they can go 4 days without food or should i get a feeder block?

If a feeder block, will the barbs "eat themselves to death" (my first betta Flynn eat till his belly opened)?

Which is the best feeder block brand (like at petsmart/petco) or should i instead put in some cucumber instead of a feeder block?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Im just worried if they dont eat the feeder blocks or cucumber fast enough it will spoil the water... But is 4 days too long for them to go without food?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 07:53 PM
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Im just worried if they dont eat the feeder blocks or cucumber fast enough it will spoil the water... But is 4 days too long for them to go without food?
They can go that long easily.
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They'll be fine. : ) I've had tiger barbs before and they are hardy little devils.
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This may not be the case with you, but the way most people overfeed their fish they could go 2 weeks without food. I regularly go on vacation for a week in the summer. I have found it is far more likely that the person I ask to feed them will do something wrong and kill a fish, than the fish starve. I haven't had someone feed while was gone in a few years.
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As everyone says, they will be absolutely fine. Don't put anything in.

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Alrighty thanks everyone!
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