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    Question What to do over spring break?!?!?!

    so my roommate and i have a tiger oscar that measures about 5 in. and he is in a 29 gal. tank with 3 giant danios and a crayfish... we go on spring break in a week and we cant really take him home or have somebody watch them because the dorms are closed, so any suggestions on what i should do to keep them all alive for like 7 days?

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    They will be fine with out eating for a week but no longer.

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    i concur. the oscar could prbably go longer.

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    The oscar will be fine... ummm those other fish/crayfish might be gone when you come back. You can buy an automatic feeder at your lfs or walmart for around 10 bucks.
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    The oscar would be fine, but I could almost guarantee some of the tank mates would be missing when you got back.
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    Oh yeah with out a doubt and the Oscar will be nice and full If you are concerned about the others take Solace's advice.

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    hahahaha cool... thanks guys. hey, any idea how big he will get in our tank? (29 gal.) =[ we kinda wanna go bigger, but prob. cant afford a bigger tank anytime soon. thx.

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    Another thing to think about is your dorms electrical policy. When I lived in the dorm a few years ago, they made everyone unplug everything before leaving, otherwise the RA or the building staff would unplug it. It might get a little cold in your room while the building is closed since you live up north.

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    your good but make sure to feed him and soon
    as you get back man they are pigs as well.

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    If the oscar is around 5" long I can almost gurantee he will eat a few of those other fish and or the crayfish while you are gone. Your fish can survive a week without food easily. The oscar will just make sure he doesn't have to go that long without eating.

    You really have two choices you can put a tank divider in the tank putting the oscar on a side by him/herself or get an automatic feeder from Walmart for 10 bucks.
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    I don't mean to sound, well, mean but, I wouldn't plan on keeping that Oscar for very long. By the time next semester comes around he will have out grown that 29g tank and you will be jeopardizing his health by keeping it in there. A fish of that potential size (14") and waste production should be kept in a minimum 75g tank, though some will tell you 55 is sufficient, but A fully grown Oscar will not be able to turn around in a 55 so that is too small IMO.

    As far as your week long vaca., the Oscar will be completely fine. It is the other fish I would worry about.
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    I agree with the tankmates disappearing. You could however buy him a few more tankmates such as comets (although yes they are dirty) so he will have a food source that won't mess up the tank so much as an automatic feeder could and he could eat as he pleases. Although whenever I give my fish a live treat they seem to accidently eat a few other tankmates as well.
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    put some rosies in there for the week
    after many transitions i sit as follows
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    I have a smaller oscar (3") in a tank alone. Will it be ok for a week? I don't live in the dorms. I was concidering an automatic feeder. Are you guys talking about the electric kind that drops pellets in or the white pyramid kind? Otherwise what kind/size of live food should I put in there as a midweek snack?

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    If I were you I would go for the electric kind.
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