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Trickerie 07-29-2012 02:04 AM

Lets Talk About Repashy!
 
Got my first bag of repashy today, community plus. Made up a batch according to directions, and I found it a bit too watery. I made one hanging cube, and then cut up the rest. None of my tetars or rams were interested in the hanging cube, but would eat any piece my molly spit out! I put it on the floor, and the cory and otos went nuts. Rams started in too. I shredded a few pieces, threw it in and my tetras then went nuts for it. Ugh. Cant they all just eat it hanging?!

Im assuming I made it too watery, because when I tried to press it through the garlic press, it just smooshed out the sides.

All of the fish seem to really like it though :)

shrimpNewbie 07-29-2012 02:07 AM

Repashy rules, love it for all kinds of critters have yet to try with fish

mistergreen 07-29-2012 02:07 AM

Did it boil? If its not cooked thoroughly, the agar wont set properly.

Trickerie 07-29-2012 02:10 AM

You know im not 100% sure. I put in the micro for 3 mins, but didn't actually watch for boiling. Should I put the pieces in a pot on the stove and boil them? I heard they turn back to liquid if heated again.

shrimpNewbie 07-29-2012 02:13 AM

I'd also recommend DIY fish food gel. Easy to customize depending on fish needs or preference. Tried it wheN I kept green terrors think they have a DIY video on the tube

mistergreen 07-29-2012 02:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trickerie (Post 1960469)
You know im not 100% sure. I put in the micro for 3 mins, but didn't actually watch for boiling. Should I put the pieces in a pot on the stove and boil them? I heard they turn back to liquid if heated again.

They do melt again but check for next time. You don't want to go through the smell again :)

Trickerie 07-29-2012 02:38 AM

I already melted it again, boiled it all in a pot this time. I dont mind the smell, I've smelled much worse lol. Its setting now so we will see. I think I honestly just put a bit more water than I should have.

@marko@ 07-29-2012 02:59 AM

if its too watery try putting less water per unit powder.

most of my bettas like to eat repashy that i smush between my fingers into tiny bits that slowly sink. i also drop a few large chunks to distract the larger fish which swarm them and try to tear them apart.
as far as ive noticed, once the fish realize its food, you cant go wrong. they love it, and its much healthier for them than flakes.

VivaDaWolf 07-29-2012 04:28 AM

My otos don't like the community plus I got. : ( They won't touch it. The rams and kribs and other cichlids love it though. The tetras dont eat from the chunks too well, but they love the particles that from other other fish bites.

Soujirou 07-30-2012 02:05 AM

Speaking as someone who's never had an oto, I think they need more plant matter in their food. Most people have had success with Soilent Green and you'd probably want to put it on some sort of disc to mimic what they eat normally.

Anyhow my shrimp and snails love Repashy. My pearl gourami will eat a good amount of a hanging cube, but not enough for my liking. My rasboras will also eat tiny falling pieces of it. I still need to figure out a better way to feed them.

If you follow the directions and boil the powder correctly, it should not appear watery at all. It should be like very stiff jello. Water will come out if you use a garlic press though.

Jules 07-30-2012 02:26 AM

My otos don't like Community Plus either, and they're luke warm about Soilent Green, but they love, Love, LOVE the new Super Green formula.

HybridHerp 07-30-2012 03:22 AM

not to de-rail, but what IS repashy?

rrastro 07-30-2012 04:28 AM

Repashy is a guy who makes specialty pet foods.
They are dehydrated powder mixes that, when added to boiling water in the correct ratio, form an edible gel.
Said gel can be poured into molds to make shapes, slathered on logs, or any other kind of thing you might do with an edible gel.
It's awesome.

HybridHerp 07-30-2012 02:03 PM

What animals do you guys normally use this for? Inverts and small fish I assume?
This seems like a really cool idea

rrastro 07-30-2012 03:05 PM

There are different mixes for all different kinds of critters including reptiles.
Check out msjinkzd's thread in the sponsors section.


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