Home made fish food
is this recipe OK?
5 french beans
1 lettuce leaf
50gms raw chicken meat
10gms cichlid sticks
Mixed and pureed and then dried?
wat fish would this be fed to?
Leave out the packaged fish food...
I use 1/3 cup of spinach (a handful), 3 shrimp (all with tail on) and 1 clove of garlic. I would forget the lettuce, and cook the carrots to almost done first.. but just add your other ingredients (in smaller amounts) to my recipe, along with another shrimp..chop everything up, place in tupperware container, and microwave for a minute (or until spinach is wilted) Then add to food processor and puree again.
add two packets of plain gelatin dissolved in warm water to the mixture, and mix well. Then freeze in manageable sizes.
There's no way to dry fresh foods... frozen is really the only option. Freezing saves more of the nutrients anyways.
1 carrot and 1 cucumber is way too much... Maybe a small piece of both, and 1-2 green beans, would be good. Also, consider zuchinni instead of cucumber.
thanks :-) ill be feeding this to rams and discus.i cant get beef heart here.
i would use shrimp instead of chicken
but i have never done anything like this
i would just feel weird giving my fish chicken they would have no contact with in the wild
I think I'd agree on not using chicken, but instead substitute fresh fish...salmon, haddock, shrimp, tilapia...
Also, no prepared foods and 86 the lettuce and cucumber...fresh spinach, peas and carrots are good.
If to be frozen, I'd see no need for any gelatin.
Now I have to ask....why bother? Why not feed prepared foods made from fresh whole food grade fish and kelp and enriched with vitamins?
Frozen food should be thawed before feeding. If there's no 'binder', it'll turn to mush and the particles will seperate when it thaws.
Why make homemade food? Well for me, it's cheaper for one thing. And it's kinda fun.
i make saltwater foods and i dont know how much benefit this has to your application but take what you wish from it.
fish roe ( fish eggs ) might be good to add a few to the mix ( only a few they can be very oily )
dried seaweed, fresh seafood, frozen seafoods are found at an asain supermarket, which im sure you could also find the fish eggs. i usually add a few drops of selcon and garlic at the end. freeze it in a ziplock bag laying flat when when you want to use it you can break a small chip off. if you want to take this farther you can put a piece of eggcrate ( sold as light defuser in hardware stores lighting department ) on a cookie sheet, spread your food on the eggcrate and freeze, remove and pop your squares then ziplock and re-freeze squares.
again this is what i do on my saltwater tanks and that may not have helped but take what you wish. i also pre-rinse all frozen foods a few times prior to use until the discard water appears clear.
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