For aquarium enthusiasts and the average fish owner alike, going out of town can be stressful. Knowing that your fish will be cared for is just as important as it is for a cat or a dog, but fish and aquariums in general have different needs. The good news is that when it comes to going on vacation, you have more than one great option when it comes to caring for your fish, which means you get to relax and enjoy your vacation!
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What Do Your Fish Need?
Before you decide the best avenue for your fish being cared for while you’re gone, you should identify the specifics of the needs of your aquarium. Some aquariums require more routine maintenance and checks than others. Some fish require specific feeding schedules or special foods, which can limit your feeding options. If you have a pond, the ability for those fish to find food, like insects, that your aquarium fish won’t have access to may be taken into account. Make yourself a schedule of your tank’s daily needs. If you’re going to be gone for 3 days, you may not need the same type of care as you will if you’re planning a month-long vacation.
Option #1: Automatic Feeder
Option #2: Pet Sitter
Option #3: Combo
Leaving town and not being the one performing the care and feeding of your fish can be stressful, but these options can all help you have a stress-free vacation. Whether you choose an automatic feeder or a pet sitter (or both!), you’ll be able to relax knowing that you were thorough in your planning and prepared your fish for a stress-free time with no missed meals while you’re away.
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