Most of the holiday foods that I've ever seen are full of rubbish and I
wouldn't give them to my fish.Also, even if you could find one that had
decent ingredients, it would still be hanging around in the water for a week
or two which wouldn't do your water chemistry any good at all. You'd be
likely to come back to poorly fish because your water parameters were all
over the place!
Personally I leave mine with nothing, even for two weeks. I have plants in
the tank so they can nibble on them if they want to and they do fine. They
certainly wont starve to death in two weeks so you wont come home to a pile
of scales and bone, and your water parameters will be as good as the day you
"Tynk" wrote in message
> On Sep 23, 11:50?am, "Zebulon Whateley" wrote:
>> The packs that I've seen on sale come in different sizes & look like
>> white bricks .... although some
>> are circular / coin shaped. It seems that the sizes depend upon how
>> you are away from the tank,
>> unable to feed the fish.
>> When you live far from family & friends .... & cannot rely on anyone to
>> care of your fish, while away,
>> then it is a serious consideration.
>> Just wondered if anyone here had gambled upon using the stuff before ....
>> if it proved any good ? ( i.e:
>> no dead, emaciated looking fish ... upon return )
>> Z W
> Never use those holiday food blocks.
> They're made of plaster with bits of cheapo foods in it.
> It really screws up the water chemistry, pH gets messed up, and they
> can pollute the tank quickly.
> Better to use a fish sitter or an automatic feeder (dry foods). These
> are pretty cheap now a days, not like they used to be.
> >> Stay informed about: ""holiday food""