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Old May 9th, 2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default My Home Made Fish Food Recipe

This is my basic recipe for home made tropical fish food. The recipe makes about a pound.

100 gm shrimp (parboiled)
100 gm beef heart
100 gm chicken breast
50 gm lean chicken liver
50 gm broccoli
50 gm dandelion leaves or collards
1 clove garlic
2 capfuls Boyd Vitachem or Kent Zoecon
1 egg yolk
Unflavored gelatin

Cook the veggies for 10 minutes and save some of the water.
Add all ingredients except gelatin to a blender or food processor and chop very fine.
Dissolve twice as much unflavored gelatin as maufacturer recommends in about 100 ml of hot vegetable water. Mix thoroughly and let cool until it gets lukewarm and almost sets.

Then add gelatin to rest of ingredients and blend for 15 seconds until smoothly distributed. Shape the mixture to suit your fishes' size or make into a sheet and freeze.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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Default Fish Want Home Made Food!

Thanks for the kudos. The recipe was originally based on one for Discus and has been around for a while, but i added a few things.
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Cool Home made

Where do I get beef heart
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Old May 12th, 2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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I always got it at the supermarket (special request, never found it w/ the steaks). Cleaning it for the fish is time consuming, and then you have to run it through a food processor (or freeze and grate). Easier just to buy at the fish store - frozen
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Default Where to buy Beef Heart

The Meat Hook, 100 Frost street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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First why the gelatin
Second u couldn't give us measurements in oz's not grams
don't know many stores that sell shrimp in grams
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Default Why Gelatin?

Gelatin because you need a binder so the food doesn't fall apart, and corn starch isn't very good for fish. Sorry about the grams: I've been around University labs too long, and I have a gram scale at home.
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I knew folks with gram scales and they weren't measuring fish food 🙀🙀
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thats the first thing most think
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the fish eat the gelatin, and it is fine for them?
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Unflavored gelatin is fine for fish in small amounts. It has essentially no food value and they can't taste the little bit in the food mix. It's just a binder to make a pellet. As for the gram scale, well...let's just say it was leftover.
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usually when someone has a scale in grams it may mean something not for fish Haha
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My Mbuna like to eat Jimson Weed and get high but you can only give them a little bit.
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have u been using the weed too
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It used to grow around my place when I lived in Nevada. I've never even touched a live plant. The Hopi Indians used to hallucinate during ancestor worship, but too much can cause convulsions and death. It kills a lot of cows.
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