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Old 03-06-2010, 07:03 PM   #11
 
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You bad bad vegetarian. You touched meat. How dare you. I skorn your actions. :)
Why not? THey eat brine shrimp. That's what? Tiny tiny salt loving freak shrimp.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:26 PM   #12
 
I feed this to all my fish 6 days a week 1-3 times a day depending who and why (1 day of fast) for the past 10 years, even the red and yellow shrimp love it...lol....the marbled crayfish got nuts for it......

Blanch-means I drop the spinach in boiling water for a second or less and then remove, you don't want to over cook the spinach but you want it to just wilt and be warm enough that when you drop it on the fresh crushed garlic you get a slight garlic smell then I add the chopped shrimp and smash it all together.

Amount vary as I do this by eye more than anything, I grow my own garlic ans spinach and buy the shrimp from wally world the Xlarge raw and I add at least one of the tail shells for the added calcium, you can also add the infant vitamin drops for added B, C, D vit that are really good if you are fighting flexobacteria or Fish TB as well as other malidies........
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:29 PM   #13
 
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Oh, you leave the shrimp raw? I got frozen precooked. Oh well. They'll eat it. I'll force them lol
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:48 PM   #14
 
Don't forget the cocktail sauce.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:54 PM   #15
 
I use both the raw and the pre cooked and both are fine, I don't think it makes a dimes worth of difference to be honest.....I have read that raw can contain nasties but I have never had any problems with raw and health issues and the pre cooked can have lost vitamins and minerals.... but again I don't think it is enough of a difference to matter...it is more a choice and the fish don't care...lol.......
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:15 PM   #16
 
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They are going nuts for precooked shrimp, just the shrimp, all by itself? It never occured to me to feed that to my fish. Huh, learn something new everyday!
Yup works wonders; hubby used to eat a bunch of these mini-shrimp back in the day (whatever they're called I donno) and my fish loved these too and the big one's just tonight as well (I just REALLY over fed them 2nite lol)

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Amount vary as I do this by eye more than anything, I grow my own garlic ans spinach and buy the shrimp from wally world the Xlarge raw and I add at least one of the tail shells for the added calcium, you can also add the infant vitamin drops for added B, C, D vit that are really good if you are fighting flexobacteria or Fish TB as well as other malidies........
Have you actually ever tried this baby-food in the lil glasses? I had read several folks suggesting that stuff for fish as well but it seemed so soupy to my non-motherly eyes for my fish??? That would have a bunch good vitamins too right?
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:33 PM   #17
 
I have never used/fed baby food in the jars for fish food....but I do use the infant vitamin drops and have never had a problem, but I use only 1-2 drops for a complete recipe and many years ago I used them directly in the tank when I had a flexobacteria out break for the vit A BCD, they are high in Iron but it is different than the iron that is for plants and I don't think plants utilize that iron.... but the fish could.... at least I would think they could..it didn't hurt anyway...lol...and I saved a few of the fish, I use it more for the ABCD vitamins with sick fish or the wild caught fish I collect while in QT.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:48 PM   #18
 
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I just made up my mixture. Wow when you blanch spinach. What is a nice pile becomes a tiny little pile. I pressed the garlic and tried food processoring the mix. It was a small enough batch that it didn't puree well. I mashed with a fork. Meh. The spinach is in pieces bigger than I would prefer. I wanted to test feed before freezing so I did. HOLY cow... they went nuts. The spinach they ate but the shrimp. Little sharks I tell ya. They went bananas for the shrimp. I think as a treat I may try just shrimp and garlic. What a sight watching them hog the shrimp. Thanks for this oldfishlady. It was fun to watch.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:13 PM   #19
 
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Eric you may have better luck using the 2cup sized small food processors I use them making salsa and stuff and works pretty nicely to chop up lil portions like this stuff.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:18 PM   #20
 
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I see what I did wrong. I just reread the recipe. 1-2 shrimp and 3-6 spinach leaves. lol
I did 4 shrimp and about half a bag of spinach.
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