possible home-made fish food?

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so my oscar doesnt like beef heart but likes certain frozen foods. so i was wondering if its possible to make chum (but not the fishing chum, i just mean blended up fish) outa feeder fish and put in little cube trays to freeze and feed to oscar. just a thought and have not attempted yet
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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Re: possible home-made fish food?

Someone posted a recipe on here a while back so hopefully they`ll see this question and reply.
Do you also feed pellets and insects?

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blindsighted replied the topic: Re: possible home-made fish food?

yea i feed him insects, krill, shrimp, blood worms, rosey reds, comets. he never realy cared for pellets but i feed his feeder fish his pellets and then feed him the fish.
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brad0h replied the topic: Re: possible home-made fish food?

As you might've been told, feeder gold fish are not very nutritional and if I were you I would just stick to a pellet diet. If you do want to do something like that, try making cubes out of some healthier meats like some tilapia or shrimp or something just not gold fish. Feeder fish are very bad for your fish and can give them diseases, although some people seem to be fine on feeders, I wouldn't take the risk. Feeders are a good source of calories but calories aren't everything, it'd be better to take the safe route and give him some blended up shrimp cubes or whatever meat you can find, just not feeder fish. If you want to make your life simpler just go to a Petsmart or LFS and they have brine shrimp cubes, blood worms and all that stuff.. but honestly Oscars can be stubborn and I'm having a hard time getting mine back on pellets, I think you'd be smarter just to give him a variety of pellets and stuff. I'm almost on day three of starving my Oscar and it's really shitty when you can see he wants worms but you gotta give him what's healthier and it will be better for him in the end. You can't let your Oscar win the battle of wits.

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blindsighted replied the topic: Re: possible home-made fish food?

ohwell im done with this topic
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: possible home-made fish food?

too bad, some nice recipies can be made out of all the foods mentioned above.
i still think you should try it, just skkip the feeders ,or get frozen ones.
They're less prone to disease.

The home page has some beefheart recipy and if you use the search engine more threads will come up. ;)
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