Join Date: May 2011
Location: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Low tech fish feeding
There are many kinds of fish food on the market. Some are natural, but still expensive. I am always experimenting with foods I can find at home and aroung on the yard. My fish is easy: tiger barbs, tetras and Kribensis. I feed earth worms I pick right on the dirt or pavement after a good rain. I select small ones or cut them into convenient peices prior to feeding. Some aphids fouund on shrubs or flowers are picked very well; ants pupae are excellent, but they are hard to separate from the debris. I also use shrim we buy in the gorcery to eat. Take its muscle, cut it with a razor and feed the fish. The same works with raw salmon and some other fish. However, do not overfeed to avoid spoiling the water. Of course, I always have grindal worms culture. Last summer, my grindals culture was infested by small flies I could not get rid off until cold weather came. The flies laid eggs and smal lmaggots were teaming mixed with my grindals. I fed those larvae to the fish as well. This helps to spend less for commercially available foods and it adds fun to watch the fish going after food you toss in the tank. Of course, live daphnia, cyclops, etc. is a superb food, if you can find a place to colelct them.