When living creatures start up in the house, many owners ask questions about how much a particular pet can live without food. After all, sometimes there is a need to go to the country for a day or two, go on a business trip. A cat, for example, can be taken to the village with you. And what about the fish? How many days without food can these waterbirds live?
Fish and hunger
It is difficult to answer the question how much they can live without food. After all, different fish have different needs in feed. The more active and quicker they are, the denser they must eat and the less time they can live without food. For example, all varieties of barbs are real comets in an aquarium. They, accordingly, should eat more often and get more calories. Lean catfish, Betta Fish do not need frequent feeding, they can live longer without food. Also the possible period of fasting depends on the fatness of waterfowl. If the fish have fat, they are well-fed, then without food they can last longer. Some fish species that lead a measured and quiet lifestyle can go hungry for two weeks. In any case, leaving home for three days, you can not worry that the waterfowl health will deteriorate. Some aquarists calmly leave their wards for five days, feeding them tightly beforehand (but only if it’s about adult pets). If it is fry, then it is impossible not to feed them for more than two days. After returning to the fish it is better to give not dry food, but live food. And still it is necessary to consider that after a starvation diet, the portion of food should be increased gradually so that the fish do not eat.
If you have a need to leave home for a week, or even more, you need to ask someone of your friends to take care of swimming pets. Tell us what, how and in what quantity to feed the wards.
Features of feeding fish
Many novice aquarists make one common mistake. too often they feed waterfowl pets. You do not need to do this three times a day, otherwise they will simply get fat and forget how to swim. Most fish will ask for food immediately after they eat another serving. Especially gluttony have cichlids.
Experts state that adult fish should be fed once or twice a day at the same time. The amount of feed in this case should be such that the wards ate it in 2-3 minutes.
Herbivorous fish (for example, brocade catfish and antsistrus) eat almost around the clock. They are scraping off algae, so you should not worry about their stomachs.
Overfeeding negatively affects the condition of the aquarium itself. The feed gets into the ground, rots, spoils the water and negatively affects the health of the fish. After all, ammonia and nitrates, accumulated in the water, poison their body. Dirty aquariums with sick fish are in most cases the result of overfeeding.
All fish food is divided into vegetable, branded, frozen and live. They need to alternate. For ordinary fish, the ideal diet of branded feed with regular feeding live food. The first, provided that they are of high quality and genuine, can be the basis of feeding for most fish. Modern branded feeds contain all the necessary substances for your waterfowl to feel great. Today their choice is huge. You can choose such food in granules, flakes, pellets.
Live food should be varied. It is recommended to give aquarium fish a corret, bloodworm, artemia, and a tubule. However, live food has a big "minus". It can cause illness if it is of poor quality. Freezing is the simplest disinfection of live food and prevention of waterfowl diseases. Today, there is a mix of live food for sale, which will also be a good option for feeding. Bloodworm as food often can not be used because it is poorly digested fish.