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Oldfishlady 03-06-2010 05:39 PM

Homemade Fish Food!
If I put this in the wrong place please move it, I could not find a food related
I have been asked about my here it is.......

I use only human grade items and amounts vary depending on how much you want to make, I make large amount and freeze it.
1-2 Fresh raw or cooked shrimp
3-6 fresh spinach leaves...depends if you use baby spinach or frozen, either will work
2-4 fresh garlic cloves

I use a garlic press and crush the garlic and blanch the spinach so it is warm and wilted and use a fork or side of a knife to smash these two together and make a green garlic paste and I chop the shrimp and smash the green garlic paste all together so you have a "green garlic shrimp paste". I place this in a zip lock bag and smash flat and freeze to make it easier to break off what I need to feed.
You can vary 2 items to what you have, you can use peas instead of spinach and fish instead of shrimp, but use only fresh garlic.
I feed this nearly every day and my fish love it and the garlic helps with any parasite too, I keep wild caught species too that tend to carry flukes, worms etc....and I rarely if ever have any issues and I feel it is from the garlic as well as QT'

bloo97 03-06-2010 05:46 PM

Is It safe?
Have you tried it?

xxabc 03-06-2010 05:46 PM

I'm not a cook, so I don't know what blanching a spinach is. But I'm definitely going to try this someday. I know my bettas love garlic, let's see how they like the others (and the chances of putting them with shrimp just died, lol). I... am probably not gonna use fish for a reason, lol. But very nice, I'm going to try this asap.

xxabc 03-06-2010 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by bloo97 (Post 339296)
Is It safe?
Have you tried it?

She said that people have asked her for the recipe, so I'm gonna go ahead and say yes...

aunt kymmie 03-06-2010 05:50 PM

Very safe, I assure you!

Mean Harri 03-06-2010 05:55 PM

Read the last sentence. It says she feeds it every day. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's safe. Just guessing but I think that's what it means.

Thanks oldfishlady.

Mean Harri 03-06-2010 05:58 PM

accidently thanked kym. just saw remove thanks lol. carry on.


dramaqueen 03-06-2010 06:17 PM

Sounds like a great recipe. I don't even cook for myself though, much less my fish. lol

Angel079 03-06-2010 06:50 PM

Awesome!! We can start a cooking section for our fish :-)

I have to admit after the other post from Mean Harri I remembered having pre-cooked shrimp for hubby in the freezer; so I went defrost, cut it up and started feeding - Mind you I am vegetarian myself and know very lil about sushi, shrimp etc-
I used these larger ~1.5" Shrimp and cut them up (what I thought was small) and I used 4 (FOUR!) of them cause I have 3 tanks to feed right!? Wrong LOL wayyyy too much shrimp and next time I'll mix up a batch via food processor and just use ice cube tray's to freeze it!

Have to say even the fish that normally are picky eater (Emporer, Pleco, Cory) they are having a PARTY in the tanks here right now thanks to you!!!!! Spc my Corys & Emporers are going nuts over it; The Rummy's still aren't sure what to think of it :-)

aunt kymmie 03-06-2010 06:58 PM

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!

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