How long can fish go without eating?

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KarlTh

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Usually, after a week or fortnight I come back to a very healthy tank, what with not feeding them for this period. Does 'em good.
 

Star_Rider

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I've had angels go for weeks(7-8) when ill with internal parasites.

they are all still alive
 

Polish

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I had someone feed my 2 tanks once when I left for over a month. They didn't think anything was in the 1 so it never got the light turned on or fed.

The Common Pleco, Catfish, and Jaguar Cichlid were all still alive when I arrived home, obviously very hungry but they made it despite my fish sitters negligence. They lived for years after as well with no ill effects.

-Not suggesting anyone not feed for a month, just sharing is all.
 

Diann62

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Those stories are crazy! Who would have thought that fish can go that long without food. Almost makes me think that feeding every other day might be a good idea. You seem to have less problems.
 
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