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Will my fish be OK without food for 3 days?

Asked: Brandon Webster, Last Updated:

Many experienced fishkeepers routinely leave their charges for two to three days without making any provisions for feeding. Almost any fish can go that long without fish food (more about that later, as well). However, if you're going away for longer, some preparation may be needed.

FAQ

  • How do you thaw frozen raw shrimp?

    You've still got plenty of time to thaw that shrimp. Just take the unopened bag, place it in a big bowl full of cold water, and use a plate or other heavy thing to weigh the bag down so it is fully submerged—45 minutes later, you'll have ready-to-cook shrimp!

  • How many types of tuna are there?

    There is not one individual fish called “tuna” – there are more than a dozen species of tuna worldwide. Many tuna companies, in fact, now track and label their canned tuna products to identify the specific type of tuna, the ocean where it was caught, and more.

  • Is it bad luck to name your fish?

    PS, the reason naming things is considered bad luck, as it was considered ill-luck to name something/someone before they reached a certain age. To be named was to risk attracting the attention of the capricious gods, and no one wanted that below a certain age.

  • Do betta fish recognize their owners?

    Do Betta Fish Recognize Their Owners? Surprisingly, science has found that fish are capable of recognizing their owner's face, even if the owner is standing by the tank with other people. ... It's normal for betta fish to swim to the front of the tank when an owner comes up to it.

  • What eats waste in aquarium?

    Snails, shrimp, plecos and corydoras, they are all part of the clean-up crew to a lot of people. These are the fish that you add to your aquarium that will scout around for uneaten food, plant rest and sadly sometimes even deceased fish.

  • Can you freeze queen fish?

    Lay whole fish or fillets in a single layer on a plate and cover with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months, below -18ºC.

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  • Why is my fish curry bitter?

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  • How do you humanely kill a crayfish?

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  • Can you catch herring on rod and line?

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  • How much do manilla clams sell for?

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