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Does anyone make their own fish food?
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The Chaos Theory
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PostPosted: 2003.04.18(Fri)14:28    Post subject: Does anyone make their own fish food? Reply with quote

I've read it is possible to make your own fish food? Would there be any advantage to this? Does anyone have a recipe for it?
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PostPosted: 2003.04.18(Fri)15:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the obvious advantage is that you have total control over what you're feeding: if you want to feed high protein, you can mix it that way, if you want to add lots of color-enhancers, you can do that too. Many people who make there own fish food find that it is somewhat cheaper than premium fish food, but also much messier.
One recipie I know of involves taking a pound of beefheart, raw, and scraping all the fat and connective tissue off. Chop it fine, then blend with a package of frozen spinach, some shrimp or whole fish ( chopped) and a package of unflavored gelatin. add enough water to make a thick mix, then freeze in an ice cube tray. To feed, you just drop a cube in the water.
variations on this recipie call for adding other veggies, powdered spirulina (sp?) and/or packages of algae wafers.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.27(Sun)19:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey sherrie, The recipe I use is kinda like that except I powder up some calcium pills in there w/ some various vitaims also. I don't add the gelatin though. Whats that for, does it hold it together?
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PostPosted: 2003.04.28(Mon)8:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone tried a dried food? I was thinking frozen but didn't want it breaking up in the water and not having the fish eat it or not eating much.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.28(Mon)8:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.angelsplus.com/g/pastefood.htm This is a recipe I use with my angels, but can be used with all fish I suppose. Smile Except vegitarians. LOL
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