homemade fish food

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  1. toppdogg

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    hey guys just a quick question
    has anyone used frozen seafood mix (mariana mix ) spelling
    for fish food
    i am planning to put it all in a blender and add garlic supreme drops thoughts?
     
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    I make my own buddy but a hectic mix : prawns,shrimp,mussels,calamari rings, crab sticks (all from Pick 'n Pay) + a good few sheets of red and green nori then I still add a big bottle of flakes and another big bottle of slow sinking granules (sera brand) - put all this in a blender then pour the mixture into ice-cube trays - then feed the buggers on this power mix! If I don't let it thaw properly before draining the excess "juices" before feeding my skimmer goes beserk so just remember to do that ... thaw well and drain well before giving the food or you'll end up with a crazy algae problems with all the phosphates going wild!
     
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    thanks chicka
    i will do that so i am not the only that thinks this would work do your fish love it?
     
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    Absolutely love it and I throw the food in front of my power heads so the they get blown all over the place makes the fishies go scurrying all over for what they like... be it the veggies or the meaty bits - Its nice because there is a little of everything to suit everones taste - even the corals get their fair share from this mix - we are limited with marine foods here so in the mix I bout a bottle of Robertsons garlic flakes and mixed this as well
     
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    where do you get these roberstons garlic flakes chiks? pick n pay as well?
     
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    yes dan sorry was busy on the phone - you can get them in the spice section of any supermarket - its just like the ones they use on pizza's - but work out a helleva cheaper and my fish had no ill effects from using these flakes - have you been back down to the beach for more specimens - soory to read about your goby that hitchiked in your other thread - but there are tons more where that came from...
     
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    thanks man... :) ya I went to umdloti the other day, got some awesome zoas! other than that nothing hey... need to go again soon!
     
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    Nice Mix Chika - I use the almost the same but without the flakes and granules - I add lemon juice aswell for vitamin C - I feed this frozen mix in the morning and flakes or granules after lunch. I add lipovit and Immunvit aswell - They contain Cod Liver oil - Beta Gluten and Spirulina.
     
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    Wow awesome mix! Chickaboo would you mind if I borrow your idea;). How big is the ice cube block you feed the fish? Would it be fine if I add brine shrimp to the mix?
     
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    Try and get a tide chart and look for spring and neap tides - then you can get the extreme conditions of the tide (very very low) you find awesome awesome colours of goodies

    I must try this mix - sounds better quality with all the vitamins

    Thanx man - sure you can - using normal ice cube trays that you buy for making a few :1: - but feed quite a bit coz of the amount of fish I have in my tanks and I have monster of a skimmer to accommodate the feeding - one needs o be carefull not to overfeed - brineshrimp would be nice just that I usually make live brine shrimp a day or two before maybe twice or thrice a week to give the fishies some form of "live" food
     
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    Hi,
    I'm using the mixed sea food, flakes, coral food (just a teaspoon or two), spirulina and flakes in my mix!

    The fish loves it to bits! :)
     
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    that is one intense mix Chika!!
     
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    Wicked idea, I have been thinking about doing it for a while as well. Sometimes I think my fish eat better than I do. :lol: I'm just not sharing any of my biltong.
     
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    It is a recipe Eric Borneman "invented":

    Fish food and coral food (coral food is liquefied) Ingredients
    • a whole fresh sea fish
    • 10 whole shrimp - I squeeze the heads
    • 1 pound fresh mussels - cracked and scraped out
    • 1 pound fresh clams including clam juice
    • 1 8 oz container fresh oysters
    • 1-2 fresh or frozen squid, whole
    • 1 package frozen sea urchin cubes
    • 1 12 oz package artemia (brine shrimp, frozen), thawed
    • 6 types of dried seaweed Nori, Wakame, Hijiki, Dulse, Ano, etc.) - available at Whole Foods market, health food stores, Asian markets.
    • about 2 g. powdered sea greens/antioxidants or immune boost complex
    • 2 tbsp. marine flake
    • 2 tbsp. VibraGro
    • 2 tbsp. powdered spirulina
    • 1 tbsp Super Selco
    Optional (found frozen in Asian markets)
    • ark shells
    • periwinkles, etc...
    Method
    • Blend coarse ingredients in food processor
    • Mix in fine ingredients (Artemia, powders, flake, Selco)
    • Freeze in flats
    This makes a LOT of food...approximately 10-12 quart size Ziploc flats.
    OPTIONAL: I also make a pigment complex of multiple fresh and health food purchased pigmented animal and plant sources ( such as vegetables with rich colors, carotenoids, etc), mixed with some of the fish food, liquefied, and fed to corals at night.
    Eric Borneman
     
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    thanks for the find sean looks awsome
    that must make a hell of alot of food tho
    looking at amounts in recipe
     
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    I used to make that and feed it to my tank. Did that for about a year and a half. Works 100% for the fish as well as for the Coral
     
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    Hope you all don't mind if I make a copy of these recipes and try them out once I have my tank up and running again?
     
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    Hey Toppdogg,
    I am using that Marina mix, I keep it frozen and when I want to treat the fish I use a small grater. I simply grate a small piece of anything from the pack into the tank, fish go mad. I have found that I am able to control how much I add this way.
    Cheers
     
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    yeah made food worked out well fish love it to bits feed half a block in morning and half at nite they are looking very healthy and dont let food even get to bottom of tank and its all gone
     
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