Feeding Snoek Roe

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  1. Jason

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    Howzit...

    So i can get my hands on fresh Snoek Roe.

    My question is, can i feed this to my fish? I recon it can be full of nutritional value but ive heard once that cold water fish does not pack the same amount of nutritional value as tropic water, dont know how true that is so im here to hear what the experts have to say.

    What i plan on doing is ill use and old frozen food holder and add the Roe in each, place in a bag and freeze it and just pop one out when ever needed. Will this work or is there a better way?

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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i get fish roe from the fish market and no issues
     
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    @dallasg do you think nutritional value is better or more or less the same as prepacked frozen?

    Going through the trouble and its not that more of a benefit...
     
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    @Jason I use snoek roe whenever I can get hold of it I also freeze for latter feeding. Its high protein food my fish go crazy for it.
     
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    i think its great, you can add boyds vitachem to it, which i add to all my feeds
     
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    Just check your skimmer. It might go crazy and overflow next 30 minutes after adding Roe.
     
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    If you feed different things all the time you don't have to worry about weather cold is better than tropical. For me variety is the key. I use roe in my home made frozen cubes and they love it.
     
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    Cool thanks guys...



    What i normally did is mix 2 frozen foods together and repackage them, this way i fed more than one type of food at once but then someone told me to thaw and freeze again can cause the food to loose its nutrients and can go off. Since then i feed something different every other day
     
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    To thaw and refreeze is never good (I'm a chef by trade :)) , your product will go off faster and might get freezer burn.
    If you feed one product and then the other on another day it should be fine, then you dont need to thaw and mix and re freeze.
     
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    @hammers

    Thanks, i always knew to thaw and refreeze was never good, but there is no other way only if i make my own brine shrimp or cyclops.

    So what will work better is if i cut a small piece off and mix with other foods will be better keeping everything fresh?
     
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    I wouldn't panic about it too much.
    I took all the roe and hake and prawn, cloves of garlic, frozen peas and I blended it. Smeared on a tray which I cling filmed first. While it's still soft I cut grooves in it and froze it. Then took it out when it was solid and broke the cubes up (like you would with a slab of chocolate) and put them in tuppaware before they thawed again. No I have one cube with pretty much everything in it. Simple to make and pretty cheap when compared to dry food. I still feed dry because I don't like overloading my system with nutrients.
    Hope this helps
     
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