So, I have one small goldfish (tiny) in a 20litre tank. I am going on holidays for 3 weeks later this year and I was wondering if I got someone to come in and feed him once every week would that be fine. I would also do i big water change the day I leave and the day I come back. If that doesn’t work what should I do.

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Should be good, plants in the tank ( duckweed is very good) would provide some food. Be careful about someone else feeding , unless they have their own fish. Generally a new person is very likely to overfeed. Try leaving individual food packets so they can just dump one packet instead of using food from a large container.

  • Yes, the friends I am talking about are quite close and they have fed my fish before when they were at my house. They also used to have there own fish although I will do what you recommend. I will do reasearch about duckweed. Is it easy to just put it in the tank and just leave it or does it need some sort of special care?
    – Fishlover
    Oct 6, 2019 at 8:00
  • Duck weed is pretty hardy; however I have found occasionally it won't grow in a particular tank . In ponds it is vigorous : I net it out and put it in my Koi pond , they prefer it to several other plants . Oct 6, 2019 at 21:33
  • Might be worth trying the plant before you go. My (big, old) goldfish can eat through some plants in a couple of days. Maybe your friends could add more plants if needed?
    – Pam
    Oct 10, 2019 at 18:31

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