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04-20-2013, 09:34 PM #1
DIY frozen food
Hi, I'm looking to make some DIY frozen food for my fish, currently I am just feeding them hikari algae wafers and flakes, and I want some variety and health. I have ottos, ember tetras, bolivian ram, glowlight and black neon tetras. I also have shrimp, but they are not important. I was thinking something herbivorous with maybe a little bit of meat. Could someone suggest what has worked for them in the past with fish like these, or point em in the right direction? I've done a little research, but it is easier just to make a thread and ask
I also don't want to be overloaded with bags full of this stuff, so if it all can fit into a normal size blender that would be convenient
04-20-2013, 10:37 PM #2
04-20-2013, 10:40 PM #3
+1 to the above
I have also read that a lot of discus owners make their own fish food (both flake and froozen)
You could try googling that to see what info is out there that might help or might be a good fit for your fishIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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04-20-2013, 10:42 PM #4
04-20-2013, 10:44 PM #5
Thanks Sandz! I liike that recipe. How do u determine proportions of each ingredient, is it basically a trial and experience thing?? And how does the process go on freezing them?
ps-If you can find the post/vid, I'll check it out :)
Last edited by Greentoads41; 04-20-2013 at 10:47 PM.
04-22-2013, 07:06 PM #6
I still havnt found it... its in a search on youtube the is titles "How To Breed Betta Fish" and its a 9 part series.
As far as portions, you want to be able to balance. Generally you want to be able to get it liquified down to pulp. You then take 3 teaspoons and put them in a baggie, smooth it out and freeze flat. A whole beef heart lastme 2 months with 2x daily feedings. I am still going to look for the video but have been swamped!
04-22-2013, 10:53 PM #7
I chopped up fresh spinach, fresh shrimp, and whatever else I wanted to use in a blender. Mix it with about 3 envelopes of clear gelatin (without the additional water added) and mixed it all together. Once it sets up in the refrigerator you can cut it into small cubes and put in zip lock bags for the freezer.
Some are now pouring the mixture into zip lock bags and just breaking a chunk off when they need it. Sounds easier to me and I may try that method next time. There's a lot of things you can use in your recipe. Some are even using chunky baby foods like the pea's, carrots, etc. Your imagination is the limit. The biggest thing is not to use too much water in the gelatin so it will set up solid.
04-26-2013, 12:48 AM #8
Thanks guys! LH, I have seen some of your older posts about your own fish food, and that helped inspire me somewhat. Sandz, I'll keep looking for that video. I'll probably post updates on how the food turns out when I get the time to make it. Thanks again, this helped.