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Tetra Vacation Tropical Slow Release Fish Feeder Food

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Ensure your fish get the nutrition they need while you're away from home without the mess of other slow release feeders with Tetra Vacation Tropical Slow Release Fish Feeder Food. Unlike plaster slow release feeders, Tetra Vacation Tropical Slow Release Fish Feeder Food has an innovative gel feeder block that won't disintegrate on its own and cloud the water. Just leave it in your aquarium to encourage natural foraging.

Key Benefits
  • 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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  • Item Number
    98036
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater
  • Food Form
    Feeders / Blocks
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Daphnia, Agar Agar, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Yeast Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Inositol, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, A-Tocopherol Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin Palmitate, Cyanocobalamin, Cholecalciferol, Biotin

Feeding Instructions

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.

FAQ

Do you peel off lid?

Yes, you peel the lid, and remove it from the tinfoil/aluminum bottom as well.

Hi, I have a beta fish in a 4 gallon tank. Is this food for beta too? Do I put half of the tablet for 1 fish for 1 week?

Yes, bettas can eat this food, although they can be pretty picky and may not readily do so. We would recommend 1/4 tablet for 1 week if there is only a betta in the tank.

Hi...I have 2 goldfish and am going away for 8 days. I was going to use the holiday block but I thought I'd try them with it first. Can you tell me what way it works...are they supposed to eat it. If they are then it's not working or they don't like it.

If your goldfish have not seen 1 of these before, they may be a bit leery of it. We usually recommend breaking a small piece off, crumbling, and dropping it in at the same time you drop the block in to help the fish to understand this is new food for them. Additionally, we do put a certain ingredient in to make it a little less appealing so they do not consume it too quickly.

Hi! Is the block safe to be in aquarium for more than 14 days? (Up to about 20 days) Feeding my 3 Polka Dot Loaches and 1 Bristlenose Pleco in a 30 gallon tank & they wont be able to finish up the 14 days block until our return from 20 days holiday.

Yes, 20 days should be okay, but do remove it immediately upon return. Also, make sure the filter is in good shape prior to leaving, and do a partial water change as well. Leaving the tank in great shape is the best thing you can do for your fish.

Can this be used for a single triop in a very small 1L plastic tub with no filtration for 6 days? I can't find anyone else to feed it and she (?) seems quite enthusiastic about eating it when I tested her today.

One more thing I just thought of, check to see if you have any pet sitters in your area who will do a home visit for you. You can contact your local small animal veterinarian or visit www.petsit.com, the site for Pet Sitters International.

Can I use this to feed 5 guppies in a 2 - gallon tank while I am gone for 10 days?

Thank you for your interest in this Tetra product! No, we would not recommend feeding such a large block of food to that small of a tank. Our recommendation would be to do a partial water change prior to leaving, and use only 1/4 of the block for the full 10 days.

I have 2 reasonable sized angel fish,1 neon and 2 bristlenosed catfish in 1 tank. I have 4 neons,3 bristlenosed and 4 black widows in another tank. Is your tetra vacation care block going to be suitable for these types of fish or get someone to feed each day

Thank you for your interest in this Tetra product! Yes, this food is suitable for all of those fish. That being said, the plecos may not eat it, however, as it is not algae based. It is more of an omnivore diet. The tetras and angels will definitely eat it, but you may want someone to stop in every couple of days to feed the plecos.

We have 5 small GloFish in a 5 Gallon tank. Will the GloFish instinctively find the feeder on the bottom? Somebody told me if I put it by the aerator the fish can feed easier.

Thank you for your interest in this Tetra product! Not necessarily; it depends on the fish. We typically recommend breaking a small portion off and crumbling it into the tank as you drop the block down. Considering the size of your tank and number of fish, we would recommend no more than half a block for a week long trip. Take a very small portion of the other half and crumble it as you drop the half block in. They should then follow it down and understand this is a food source. It does not have to be right next to an aerator, that will make no difference.

I have 10 red cherry shrimps and 2 mystery snails. I'll be away for 2 weeks. Can I feed them with the vacation feeder?

The shrimp may nibble at it, but the mystery snails need algae, and plant matter such as romaine lettuce or a bit of cucumber rind. They will not nibble on this block. I would recommend perhaps using 1/4 of a block for the shrimp. Snails like some plants, so you might buy a piece of anacharis to leave in the tank for them. The shrimp would munch on that as well.

How many fish will the 14 day variety feed?

Depends on the size and type of fish and tank. There is a chart in the lower left hand corner of the back of the package that explains it. For 14 days, 1 block will feed a 10 - 19 gallon tank, so essentially up to 10 small fish.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Classroom fish tank

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    This stuff is Great! Every 2 weeks in the summer, I'd drop in a couple pods cut in half. My angel fish quadrupled in size. I'm ordering more due to the pandemic. Chewy sells them ¼ the cost of their competitors. Chewy.com is the best!

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    Greasy fish tank water

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    Makes a terrible greasy film throughout tank & more time cleaning everything. In tank!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not break down!

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    This fish food did not break down or dissolve at all over 4 days. I removed it and fed my fish some pellets and they went crazy.... I can only imagine they were really hungry. Poor babies.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Cloudy in hours

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    I bought 2 brands and this one I did not like. Seems like dog food, I followed instructions dropped in and i walked away. 5 hours later (before bedtime) the water was so cloudy. :( ugh! I felt so bad for Cat(my goldfish). In the morning was alot worse...had to change the water. I removed this item from my autoship. I didnt like it, it did not workout for me. I'm trying out vacation food before I leave in a month for 4 days.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    great product

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    My fish loves this, it lasts a good amount of time even for my 10 inch long Moor. Too bad my clawed frog is too dumb to eat it!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    No Good at all!

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    The Goldfish would not eat the food nor would the Oscars in another tank.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Disintegrated

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    Says it’s slow release but upon hitting the water it just turned to a cloudy mush.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    two thumbs down

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    I put this in at 630 in the morning by 530 that evening the water is sooo cloudy. I removed it. No time to change the water before I had to leave. Fingers crossed I come home to living fish in 5 days. Pretty disappointed. The theory is great the execution gets a big goose egg.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Peace of mind.

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    Worked perfectly while we were away for a week. Came home just a tiny bit left. Definitely peace of mind while being away that the fish have food.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Vacation feeder

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    I do not recommend this product.. I went out of town for 10 days and used two 7 day feeders. The fish did not eat them. Both feeders were at the bottom of the aquarium all soggy and mushy. Hardly any of it disintegrated. I lost two fish. Thank goodness I also used two of the old plaster type feeders. I would have probably lost all the fish if I used this product alone.

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