Feeding when you’re away
Weekend and holiday feeding
Aquarium animals are the easiest pets to look after when you’re away! You can do a partial water change and filter clean just before you leave, and for feeding you can choose between:
Automatic feeders in detail
Even weekend trips and holidays are no problem for your fish! JBL has an automatic feeder and feeding blocks for you which reliably take over the feeding of your fish and invertebrates in your absence.
The modern Automatic feeder JBL PRONOVO AUTOFOOD in white or black can be attached to any aquarium pane or cover. If you don’t wish to do this, simply place the PRONOVO AUTOFOOD with its small suction cup feet over a food opening. It really does fit everywhere!
The programming is easy to manage even if you haven’t time to read the instructions: you can select between 1 and 4 feeds a day and for every feed the desired food quantity can be set separately. An air connection (optional) enables the drying of the food (all granulates up to 3 mm). The maximum filling capacity of 125 ml can be extended to 375 ml by directly screwing on a 250 ml food tin.
A little extra - when you screw on the container a built-in cutting edge opens the sealing foil of the tin! The required three AA batteries are of course included. Perfect technology really can look good! The holder for tins fits all the older 250 ml JBL Novo food tins and, by using the enclosed adapter ring, also the JBL PRONOVO food tins in 250 ml.
If your fish are used to flake food, switch them over to granulated food BEFORE using an automatic feeder, because only granulated food fits in automatic feeders! Fish that always get flake food sometimes need some time to adjust to granulated food, because with granulated food they have to bite like they would with a steak. If you’ve only eaten soggy cornflakes all your life, you’ll need time to get used to chewing your first steak.
Flakes are unsuitable for automatic feeders because they never fall evenly into the feed compartment of the built-in auger. Granules, on the other hand, fall so evenly due to their round shape that exact portioning is possible.
If you offer your fish different foods when feeding by hand, you can mix them, provided they are granulates, and put them into the automatic feeder. Tablet food won’t fit inside, but you can increase the amount of food on the JBL automatic feeder ( JBL AutoFood BLACK / JBL AutoFood WHITE ) so that some of the granulate sinks to the bottom and your bottom dwellers get enough food that way too. Catfish adapt immediately when they receive granulate instead of food tablets.
If, contrary to expectations, you cannot install an automatic feeder to your aquarium, you can still feed with holiday or weekend food during your absence. JBL PRONOVO HOLIDAY and JBL PRONOVO WEEKEND contain one or more food blocks which slowly dissolve in the aquarium water and thus supply your fish for a maximum period of 2 weeks.