Tetra Vacation Tropical Slow Release Fish Feeder Food

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  • Plaster-free, gel-based feeders won't cloud aquarium water or foul water parameters since the feeder won't disintegrate on its own
  • Vitamins and nutrients help support fish's immune systems
  • If the block isn't fully consumed when you return from vacation, leave it in your aquarium for your fish to encourage natural foraging behavior
  • Feeds while you're away intended for freshwater aquariums.
  • Made with all-natural ingredients and no plaster

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Aquarium TypeSaltwater, Freshwater

Questions & Answers

8 Customer Questions

What do I do for a goldfish in a 1 gallon bowl?
Answer by ChewyDec 20, 2017
You can cut it into four quarters and use just one quarter, in fact the manufacturer highly recommends that in smaller tanks. Keep the packaging, and aluminum for the date codes, and store it in a Ziploc back in your refrigerator for up to one month after opening it for the remaining portion.

Does this work for goldfish, Cory catfish, and pelco
Answer by ChewyDec 22, 2022
This is suitable for all freshwater fish.

Is this supposed to float to the bottom of the tank and they feed at the bottom? I have 3 small tropical fish in a 10 gallon tank. I read somebody used it and it floated at the top and the fish didn't eat it. I want to ensure this works and what it should do before buying. Thank you
Answer by ChewyNov 15, 2017
This product is intended to sink to the bottom of your tank. You will need to completely remove the food from the foil container for them to sink properly.

I have 2 bala sharks, a rainbow shark and an algae eater in a 75 gallon tank. Would this work for them?
Answer by ChewyNov 22, 2021
The vacation feeder will be suitable for those fish, in that size aquarium. We suggest feeding a small amount of the vacation feeder with their regular food to help them become accustomed to it.

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Rated 2.6415 out of 5 stars
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52 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rick on Jul 31, 2023
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Works great

I have used the Tetra Vacation Food many times and have always had good luck. In fact, I just returned from a 5-day vacation and all my fish in my 12 aquariums are doing great. The blocks were consumed, as always. There is never any of it left in the aquarium. It has never fouled the water, developed anything growing on it and I have never lost a fish because of the feeder block being in the tank. I don't understand why some reviews about the product are so negative. All one has to do is read the instructions. It's not that difficult. There's no need to drill holes in the bottom of the tin or do anything at all to the container. Do not place the tin in the tank. Just pull back the protective film from the top, push out the block from the tin and drop it in the tank. I always use the Tetra Vacation food when I'm gone for a few days, and I highly recommend it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Psychopuppy on May 18, 2023

My fish won't eat this, even when starving

Thought this would be great for our long weekend trips, but we came home twice to fish that were famished, and the food just sitting on the bottom of the tank.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on Jun 16, 2023

Item was quickly delivered and worked as it should . Have used this product in the past.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Teacher on Dec 1, 2022

Disappointed Teacher

This food killed all of my fish. I left for vacation with 6 very alive fish, the water was ideal and had been recently tested. I had no reason to be concerned. I returned from vacation and all 6 fish were dead and the food was covered in what looked like white slime and goo. My students were devastated.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Liam on Mar 21, 2023

Not for Goldfish

My 2 goldfish won't touch it. It probably is fine for tropical fish but I don't know.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By violet on Nov 22, 2022

doesnt work

this product doesnt work and doesnt release any fish food. i put this in there on a day that i was gone all day and i came back to a foggy tank with no food and a hungry fish.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Fish on Apr 26, 2022

would not recommend

I used this product when I went on vacation. my brother checked on the fish after 7 days and the didn't touch the food. he added another one just in case. when i came back there were two globs of food still on the bittom of the tank. My neon fish barely had a color left and they were probably starving. I would not recommendthis product. Maybe it would be better for other fish.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Jeni on Sep 15, 2022

Opened and moldy

It came already opened, and one molded almost immediately

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Roger on Jun 15, 2022

few were damage

2-3 were damage, I had other items that was sent to be that was damage as well.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By fishowner on Apr 14, 2022

Not what I wanted

My tetras did not eat this while I was on vacation. It looked exactly the same when I returned after being away for a week, except that it had grown a gross white fur.