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TheUterati Sat 18-Mar-17 15:42:16

We are going away for 2 weeks and I am trialing a combination of slow release fish food block that dissolves in the water, and tablets that they are supposed to much on. It doesn't appear to be going that well.

We have 5 gouramis, 3 neon tetras, 2 guppies and 9 black mollies (5 of whom are still juveniles - Tip For The Day: do not get live bearers!!). the mollies appear to be monopolising everything.

All our responsible fish-savvy friends are also away during that period. I could get the guy from the aquarium to pop in a couple of times, but if I can avoid paying £50 a pop, I'd prefer to.

Any suggestions?

TheUterati Sat 18-Mar-17 15:42:43

Tank volume is 210 litres.

Crispbutty Sat 18-Mar-17 15:44:32

Can you not get a neighbor to pop in every other day. Are there live plants in the tank too that they can eat as well?

TheUterati Sat 18-Mar-17 15:56:11

No live plants - silk only.

Neighbour option not really available.

SlaveToDisney Sat 18-Mar-17 16:01:34

Sorry nothing helpful to add but i will watch with interest as we have the same problem in july.

Mum2jenny Sat 18-Mar-17 16:02:54

Get some real plants which the fish will eat when hungry.

TheUterati Sat 18-Mar-17 16:09:19

Mum - not a bad idea. Anything that is particularly munchable? (I know nothing about plants - hence silk.)

Occadodo Sat 18-Mar-17 16:55:19

You can get an automated feeder!!!

TheUterati Sat 18-Mar-17 17:18:17

What?!?!?! Automated feeder?!?!?!

grin

TheUterati Sat 18-Mar-17 17:20:27

OMG!!!! So you can!!!!

Any make you'd recommend Occadodo?

Mum2jenny Sat 18-Mar-17 21:53:13

Elodea are good, so are cabomba

TheUterati Sun 19-Mar-17 11:14:56

Thank you!

TheUterati Fri 21-Apr-17 13:52:13

In case anyone is interested, I got this:

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000A216C4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=mumsnetforum-21

Experimented to get the 'dose' right before we left and it worked brilliantly! Everyone survived. So much so that I came back to 4 new baby mollies (which I am less than pleased about TBH, as we are in danger of being overrun with them...)

TheUterati Fri 21-Apr-17 13:52:23

In case anyone is interested, I got this:

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000A216C4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=mumsnetforum-21

Experimented to get the 'dose' right before we left and it worked brilliantly! Everyone survived. So much so that I came back to 4 new baby mollies (which I am less than pleased about TBH, as we are in danger of being overrun with them...)

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