DIY Fish Food

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I made some fish food a few days ago that my fish goes completely crazy for. I was just wondering if it is alright to feed my fish this food everyday? It is made up of a lot of Hikari pellets, some raw tilapia, tuna, carrots, and broccoli. My fish is 7 months old and getting pretty big, so I made a lot.
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re:DIY Fish Food

Sounds like a good mix but be careful you dont want to spoil your fish on it then he wont accept regular pellets if you want to switch back, also you will want to up your water changes frozen mixes like that can fowl the water really fast
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MoCk_My_SoCk replied the topic: Re:DIY Fish Food

I saw videos where it looked like a complete mess to feed, but my oscar is an amazingly clean eater. I never see food coming out of the gills or floating around. But I'll keep watching the water closely. I don't mind changing it more often.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:DIY Fish Food

I also make a home brew for my fish. You should also marinade the whole mess in liquid vitamin. I would say no to feeding every day. Its a good mix, but as previously suggested, may spoil the fish for his pellets. Also, at 7 months and getting by your estimation, pretty big, I would suggest not feeding every day. Skip a day or 2 per week.


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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: DIY Fish Food

Freeze it, & use at your leisure. No, I would not feed it everyday.....protein count has to be high.

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WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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MoCk_My_SoCk replied the topic: DIY Fish Food

Thanks for the advice. I'll cut back on the food a bit. It likes the Tetra pellets so I may pick some more of those up. Liquid vitamins sounds like a good idea too.
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Noddy replied the topic: DIY Fish Food

My Oscar is a "clean-eater" like you mentioned, but I know this kinda changed since my Gar grew and my Fire eel is in for food too.
O's tend to grab as much as they can, and then chew.
In my case ,due to the ammount of food he picks, nowadays he loses a bit of food through his gills.
That's where the permanent cleaning crew, my SD's are always present and clean up after my O.

On the recipy, sounds great. B)
Did you try the seperate ingredients on your fish before making a mix?
Like the carrots and broccolli? :huh:
or did you just fool him, by adding it to all the other good stuff, that he surely loves?

I recently needed to add earthworms to the menu, due to my fire-eels menu, so i started breeding earthworms.
Now breeding fat worms is EASY, really , i wish i had known earlier.
This wormfarm provides me with a constant free food supply, and gives my fish a bit more varied food.
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Mariano999 replied the topic: Re:DIY Fish Food

SD's? What are those? Thanks
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Mariano999 replied the topic: Re:DIY Fish Food

Did u buy one of those warthworm farm kit from amazon? Thanks!
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MoCk_My_SoCk replied the topic: DIY Fish Food

I didn't try the carrots or broccoli first. I only made the food to get rid of all the Hikari pellets that my fish refused to eat. It likes the Tetra pellets. I figured that adding the other stuff would mask the taste and my fish would eat it. It worked.
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