Freshwater Aquarium/fish

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hi
I am going on a vacation. I want to know how long can a fish goldfish or bala shark stay alive without food ..if not fed.. thanks

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Hi Kelly,

Many experienced fish keepers 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. I suggest you try an automatic fish feeder, some can keep your fish fed for up to 7 days, while others last up to 20.

-Sam

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I can answer questions about betta, goldfish, aquatic snails, freshwater crustaceans, freshwater bottom feeders, and tropical fish. I have little knowledge on freshwater frogs/tadpoles. No saltwater fish/cichlids questions please! I do *NOT* know how to make Decor for tanks/aquariums. I can also help you if your fish is stress/sick and setting up an aquarium/fish bowl/tank/etc. I can also help you with disease/injuries/parasites/etc. I can also help you with compatibility of tropical aquatic animals.

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I have 30+ years of experience with tropical fishes & bettas. If you have a question (sending a picture will help) just ask and I will reply as soon as possible!

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I went to Stanford University (Graduated). Has a Masters Degree

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