Why you need an automatic feeder for fish
Many people think that it's easiest to keep fish in the house. On the one hand, of course, this is so: they do not have to walk, they will not whine under the door in anticipation of the owners, do not bite the slippers and do not stain the sofa or wallpaper. But in the care of fish, there are also their difficulties. When the owners of the aquarium are always at home, they have time to feed the fish, change the water, wash the filter, observe their condition and make sure that everyone is healthy. Problems begin when the owners have to go somewhere. After all, an aquarium with fish can not be introduced to friends like a hamster, a cat or a parrot.
In this case, an automatic feeder for fish will become indispensable. It can also be used when you are too busy at work or sometimes forget about your pets. By the way, the health and appearance of fish directly depend on how, where and when you give them food. It's best if they get used to eating at the same time, in one place. Think of some kind of ritual, according to which the fish will understand that they are now waiting for another meal. The most common way to get attention is a light tap on the glass, which must necessarily precede feeding. In just a couple of days all the fish will react to this signal: as soon as you touch the fingers of the glass, they will begin to show activity and swim to the place where the stationary feeder for fish is and usually there is food.
It's better if you do not scatter food all over the surface of the water, but choose a certain place for this. It does not matter where it will be, the main thing is not to change it. So, if you have to leave, the automatic fish feeder should be located there. By the way, it can be used not only during your absence from home. This technique has already become almost indispensable for those who are engaged in breeding fish and just can not remember which feed and how much it is necessary to pour into each of the aquariums.
An automatic bird feeder at the time you specify will dispense the right amount of food onto the surface of the water. You will only need to set the dose and timer, then the device will do everything yourself. The principle of its work is that at a certain time the engine receives a signal, and the motor turns the compartment with the food. When you turn the special door opens, and out of it an established amount of food spills out.
Automatic feeder for fish, made by hand - it's not such a problem for craftsmen. For it you can use the usual small desk clock with arrows, a container, a small piece of plastic tube (its diameter should not be more than 1 cm). In a special container, it is necessary to make slots in which a plastic hose with small holes is passed, so that the feed can be poured out of them. The container with food is attached to the arrow and performs with it 2 turns per day. Thus, at a certain time with an interval of exactly 12 hours, a small amount of food is poured into the aquarium through the holes. By the way, unlike the industrial options, this automatic feeder for fish is very cheap: inexpensive Chinese watches are suitable for its production. However, in order to do it, you have to spend a little time. Also, do not forget to test by experience, if enough food is poured out through the holes.