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Q: Should I buy an electric fish feeder?

September 18, 2008 | By Logan C. | 6 answers | Expired: 2149 days ago

I have a goldfish and am thinking about buying an electric fish feeder but am worried it might work wrong or not work at all. So should I buy an electric fish feeder?

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Sep 24, 2008

test your auto feeder before going away

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Mekasia
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Sep 21, 2008

Fish generally go 2-5 days without feeding when they are being shipped from a breeder to a warehouse to a store. Additionally, feeding is usually stopped a day or so before the fish is prepared for shipping, to give time for the fishes digestive system to empty. Unless you are not going to be home for more than 3 consecutive days, your fish should be okay.

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Laurie D.
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Sep 20, 2008

I bought a battery operated fish feeder last year when I went on vacation, and I continue to use it. It's one less thing I have to worry about, and it prevents my 6 year old from over feeding!

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ArayaNexus
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Sep 19, 2008

I had one for my fish during last summer when I spent almost no time in my own home - it overfed them, and I would often come back to pink water (since my food at the time had a lot of red in it). And that was at it's minimal food scoop, twice a day, for three goldfish in a 5 gal tank.

Stick to sprinkling yourself - missing a day really won't bother them. Gone for two days? Grab a vacation feeder tab.

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Ethel02
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Sep 19, 2008

Why would you get an electric feeder for a goldfish, I really don't see the need for a fish feeder for anyone unless they are going on vacation, it isn't very time consuming.

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Jessica H.
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Sep 18, 2008

Is it really that hard to feed them yourself every day, or are you more worried about weekends if you travel a lot and won't be home to feed them? Otherwise I just don't see how it would really be useful, seems like it would cost a lot to do something that would take you five seconds to do yourself.

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