I made some DIY home food for my shrimps and fish recently. It turned out ok, I'm definitely no expert fish chef or anything. Here's what I did....
I ordered some spiralina powder online, got 1oz for about $4 on aquabid, with free shipping. I only used about 1/8th of it in this first batch. I also added zucchini, carrots, spinach, and some dried bloodworms and daphinia mix bought at petsmart. I put all this in a blender and mixed it up real good. Way longer than you think you should, I wanted to make sure everything was chopped up good. Then I poured this puree into a baking pan, and popped it in my toaster oven, which has a dehydrate setting. It took about 2 hours of "dehydrating", which is mainly just baking it at a low temp with a fan blowing on the inside. Once it was done, I just broke it all into little pieces like crumbles. I put in a Ziploc bag and add some to both my tanks occasionaly along with other different foods I use. All my fish and shrimp seem to like it, (neon tetras, glowlight tetras, ghost shrimp, cherry shrimp).
Somewhatshocked is the master chef around here, his stuff is highly recommended by others, so I may try some of his stuff next. For the work I put in, and the so-so product I produced, it may just be easier to leave it to the masters like Somewhatshocked. He sells his stuff in the swap-n-shop section for very reasonable prices, mostly organic, very healthy stuff. Plus he is also a shrimp master so he knows if they like it, or what is good for them, etc. He's probably reading this, so we will see what he says.
Last edited by Dolfan; 06-06-2013 at 12:55 AM.
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