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Post by Eddie on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 5:59 pm

Ok I'm giving this a shot, so far ATM I have raw shrimp, raw squid, baby octopus, and mussel (says precooked so unsure) was planning on adding artificial Rotifera, brine shrimp, krill, and silversides. Anyone tried this type of thing before and is any of this possibly An item I should leave out?

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Re: Home made fish food

Post by J.Davis on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 8:41 pm

I've got a plastic mini- icecube tray made for this.. I never tried it, but your welcome to the tray Smile The mix sounds good, but I'd rinse everything really well in RO or SW. Juices will not be eaten and will just pollute your tank water.


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Post by Yeti on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 8:44 pm

Eddie, your kitchen is going to smell so nice...well to any stray cats. Living down wind from you will be pleasant... NOT :-)

On a serious note, what about adding some real garlic?
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Post by Eddie on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 9:36 pm

Didnt think of rinsing thanks J. We have 2 cats one came and sniffed the mussels but apparently it didnt compare to cat chow. Garlic...would I just mix it in the food processor as well? Just assumed fish wouldnt go for tiny pieces of garlic lol. I did read about adding some flake and we purchased some spirulina (sp?) to add as well.

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Post by Yeti on Tue 15 Nov 2011, 10:11 pm

I would think that if you used a garlic press, that pushes the garlic juice and some of the pithy substance through, but keeps in the press the long fibres.
Now how much of that to use is the question, looking at the flake food I have here Veg = 2%, so only a little it seems.
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Post by matt_longview on Wed 16 Nov 2011, 12:43 am

I'd press the garlic as well. Or buy minced and just spoon out some juice.

Also, I wouldn't use anything pre cooked. I did this about eight months ago and I'm still using it
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Post by jmg32595 on Wed 16 Nov 2011, 7:14 am

i use this same mix without the cooked mussels i added seaweed also and my fish luv it

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Post by Eddie on Thu 17 Nov 2011, 11:32 am

Made the mix...added too much spirulina but fish don't seem to mind. (put it in ziplock bags in thin sheets and I just snap small piece off). The spirulina just gave it a nice green color.

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Post by Grimreefer on Thu 17 Nov 2011, 3:08 pm

The spiraling is an excellent addition. Used to feed it to my tadpoles to help increase their color as they morphed into forgets. I use a flake food high in spiralin to feed my fish and their colors look great ( especially the purple tang) and the fish love it.

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