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Old 08-17-2010, 05:07 PM   #1 
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How long is too long without food

I am leaving town for a little over 24 hours and don't have anyone to feed my fish, will he be ok?
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:09 PM   #2 
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Yes, he will be fine for 24 hours. :)
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:14 PM   #3 
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If you feed 7 days a week every day, some say its good to not feed for one day cause it helps regulate them? Throw a shaved frozen pea in before you leave I heard that is good for them and it takes a while to thaw out and start to break apart.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:38 PM   #4 
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i heard they can go for like 5 days or somethin like that.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:00 PM   #5 
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I think it's two weeks... he'll be fine for 24 hours.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:58 PM   #6 
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If you feed 7 days a week every day, some say its good to not feed for one day cause it helps regulate them? Throw a shaved frozen pea in before you leave I heard that is good for them and it takes a while to thaw out and start to break apart.

I don't think that is correct about the pea. Seem to me people advocate thawing/cooking it in the microwave, deshelling & breaking it up into tiny pieces.

Personally, I wouldn't give him anything - he will be super fine for 24 hours without food. Heck, I fast mine every Sunday & my oldest is 2 years old already!!!

BTW, I have never fed pea to any of mine.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:03 PM   #7 
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Bottom line -he'll be ok without food for 24 hours.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:26 PM   #8 
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Yup I left for 5 days last time and he was fine
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:39 PM   #9 
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A lot of forumers fast their for 24 hours during the week! I do a day and a half/two days myself. They can go a couple of weeks without food, so he'll be fine.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:22 AM   #10 
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24 hours is a short time, for longer amounts i'd try the dissolving tablets? Anyone support that?
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