- Aug 24, 2012
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- Chicago, IL, USA
What do you folks think of the food cakes you can buy to feed your fish while you are on vacation? Does it work? Does it ruin water quality? Thanks.
haha, Nice.When on vacation I do not even allow house sitters to go near the pond, I hide the food and lock everything up. Unless you're on vacation for months the fish will be fine.
7 % ???? I didn't think there were THAT many of us!!!A recent CNN poll of Goldfish and Koi found that 91% said they could not be overfed, 2% responded with "baba booey" and 7% didn't have cellphones.
i feed 3 or 4 times daily. but i wouldnt worry about feeding if i was only gone a week or so. they can feed off the pond.
I've fed my koi with the above auto-feeder which has taken care of feeding when I'm away.
By the way, do you guys eat food when you guys away on a trip? If yes, why not try to auto-feed your fish too? They need food just like us. Amen?
The squirrels and raccoons would empty the feeder quicker than I could fill it. My neighbor makes a good auto feeder ..........lol
lol my squirrels crawl up those hangers skinny down the chains or wire or ropes and eat away.
Our feeder is now 20 feet in the air, (so we can see it out of the house window, good old slope) I cover the metal pole, 1 inch, with vasoline, I have put up upside down cones, of all types around the pole, the feeders hang down from the pole on that wire rope, smaller than 1/4 of an inch, the squirrels still can get to the food.
They are determined to eat! I now just let them eat what they want. They are fun to watch, even have had them fall off the pole, long drop to the ground.
They love snacking on the sun flowers that come up from the dropped seed.
I took my Koi on vacation with me once...never again...every McDonalds, Wendy's, KFC, "can we stop?, can we stop?". Wish I'd brought the auto feeder.
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