Altums Home Alone..

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Friends

Most of Altum lovers have been through this situation when they have to leave on a work/vacation for a week or two and concerned about their altums well being.

How does one prepare the Altums for that length of unattended time.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Altums Home Alone..

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jgd wrote:Friends

Most of Altum lovers have been through this situation when they have to leave on a work/vacation for a week or two and concerned about their altums well being.

How does one prepare the Altums for that length of unattended time.

Thanks in advance.

Altum can easily go a week or so without eating too much. Depending on the tank size and how heavily it's planted, these fish will resort to other food sources in the tank. I've caught my Altum many times eating dying plant matter.

Re: Altums Home Alone..

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jgd wrote:Friends

Most of Altum lovers have been through this situation when they have to leave on a work/vacation for a week or two and concerned about their altums well being.

How does one prepare the Altums for that length of unattended time.

Thanks in advance.
Make sure to feed them well for a week before your scheduled absense, then stop feeding for a whole day and siphon any excessive debris out of the tank and make a partial water change. A week without food will just get them edgy.

If you have sand or gravel, feed them live blackworms..again stop feeding a day before leaving and clean excessive debris (not the blackorms). If you feed enough worms the week previous, the excess worms (not eaten) will anchor into the substrate and your fish will have something to poke around and eat now and then. Make sure your filters are well cycled.

Ed
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