Feeding live food when on holiday

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08 Jun 2019 17:12 #1 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
I am not sure if anyone will answer this, but thought I will try anyway!

Does anyone have any good ideas of how to feed live food to your fish when you are away?
I can feed flake/pellet easily, but want to feed live.
So I need to somehow keep the live food alive, and drop it into the tank each day.
I was thinking of small food such as daphnia, mosquito larvae, brine shrimp etc. or even white worm or grindal worms.
I would love to feed this live as frozen will be impossible!!

Any thoughts?

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09 Jun 2019 16:15 #2 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
I was wondering if I could use a large syringe filled with live food and water and fix up a Arduino to a stepper motor and push a bit out each day.
I just wonder how long they would stay alive in a syringe??

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10 Jun 2019 12:20 #3 by Dihanio (Paulie Hanlon)
Hi Jon, you'd need a pretty big syringe :)

Even so, I wouldn't like pushing the dirty water from the live food into the tank. Obviously would get diluted, but you don't know what nasties might be involved

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10 Jun 2019 17:15 #4 by Liam29 (Liam Ó Donohoe)
Put in lots of black worms they will come out of the substrate for oxygen and your fish will pick them off

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10 Jun 2019 21:24 #5 by damofoxo (Damien Fox)
What fish and how many of them are you looking to feed?like Liam said the black worms will hide and surface every so often.

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11 Jun 2019 15:57 #6 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
It’s a tank with dwarf puffer fish in it, so they need the live food.
Not sure if the would like picking out the worms from the sand though, which is why I was looking for something to feed them the smaller food.
Thanks for suggestions so far though

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