Home made fish food

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  1. Slummies

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    hey guys, so i wanna start making my own fish chow!

    what is the best way to go about this? i want the outcome to be fresh food with vitamins for my fish so that they not only look good (i find fresh sea food brings out amazing colors) but are also healthy!

    what i can get so far:

    Black Mussels
    Crayfish (will be in season in a few days time and i will dive em out)
    garlic


    should i mush this together and then freeze?

    Any help will be much appreciated!
     
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  3. Neil H

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    what i have done in the past is put it in a blender / twister to chop it up super fine, then bought different pellets and nori and garlic etc an mixed it all up with RO water and frozen it, works like a charm effectively feeding dozens of different things every feeding time
     
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    @Anemone while you here, thanks for the links, just soemthing about my bubble tip. its green opens fully and sucks in the light. but i tried to feed it a mussel last night and 2 hours later when i switched off lights the mussel had drifted off it and was right next to it. any reason?
     
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    Throw everything in a blender and then pour it in a plastic bag (like thos Sasko Sam bread bags) and press it flat. Freeze it like that and when you need some you just break off the desired size.
     
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    thanks guys been very helpful! going to do it this weekend
     
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    thanks Atilla, but i have trays from past frozens
     
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    If you blend, you make a lot of slush which will raise nutrient levels in your tank, especially if you're using high phosphate foods like mussel. I buy frozen pink prawn, calamari and hake, all frozen. I then grate with a very fine cgeese grated while still frozen. This ensures that the food stays in pieces. You can then thin it down with water if you need to, and freese in trays etc.
     
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    So u just put the water to thin out the actual amount of food, freeze and then feed.
    Do you thaw it out when u feed or just chuck in the cubes?
     
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    thanks broder!!!
     
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    I thaw it out in some water and break it up with a teaspoon, because it tends to stick together abit. If you don't then the bigger fish steal the whole lot before all of the others have had their share.
     
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    Leka thanks man

    @Tremayn i expect cost price on frozen see food man so i can do the above:thumbup:
     
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    dont forget the spirulina and vitamin c powder (blalnced-c is the brand name).
     
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    @Singularity where does 1 get the above from?
     
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    haha Ziyaad.. I will give you the right hake. Will give you export hake.. The normal local hake is drowned in cold water to make it more heavy and the export have is just put on ice.. Thats what I would use and its cheaper than frozen hake for some reason lol.. So what you want is the fresh hake which is dark in colour and comes with the head on. Its superior quality.. Thats something most guys didnt know ;)
     
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    there are a couple guys who buy hake from us to make fish food actually lol.. I must talk to them
     
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    thats just not right, well we usually only buy the I & J cos thats what the wife gets:whistling:
     
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    Yeah its crap. Its the big fishing companies who do such things. The export hake is caught by guys on a boat with a line. We often get the hake still with hooks in their mouths. Trust me the fresh hake is much better! If you eat it, then you will wonder what the heck is in the I&J box lol. With frozen hake you have to wonder what else is coming with the hake in terms of preservatives etc because if you freeze hake it goes abit brown and I&J is white.. So they cant say that they dont add preservatives :whistling:
     
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    cool stuff man will see whats the stock like at home and then will pass an order onto you
     
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    don't know if its actually exported lol.. ITs what we hear but its def better.. Let me know the day you want it because its not good to freeze fish or leave it in the fridge.. use it the same day
     
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