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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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DIY fish food

ok, hi. i know most diy projects are tanks or equipments, but mine's going to be food. this food will be for my dwarf cories, neon tetras and guppies. ingredients will be 3:1:1 ratio of fish/seafood:veg/fruit:dough ingredient. the fish/seafood will include cod fillet, raw unshelled shrimp, raw shelled mussel, clams shelled and squid. fruits & veg will be pak choi, lettuce, carrot, courgette, spinach, apple and orange. dough will be boiled oats, egg white and boiled corn. is this recipe fine? it is a special diy feeding project, and will be fed like 2-3 times a week. Please help/comment/anything.
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There are lots of recipes out there, and the ingredients list is generally tailored to what you're trying to feed. I'll simply comment that your list may be a little on seafood-heavy side. Also, from a practical standpoint, if you're feeding primarily shrimp, it will be a challenge to buy all those ingredients in quantities small enough to make it workable. In other words, not many places will offer 6 mussels (or similarly small #'s) so you better have a good recipe lined up for all the excess stuff you have on that ingredients list. The one item that isn't on the list is clear gelatin which is usually used as a binder in such recipes. Otherwise, you'll most likely find feeding to be a somewhat messy process.


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Omnivores would love that combo, not so much for carnivores.
I would make one for carnivores, omnivores, and vegetarians. Just a matter of proportions of meats and veggies. You can add seaweed into the mix too. It's very nutritious.

Also you might want to bind all of this. I use agar. I've never used oats & eggs as a binder. Let us know how that works out.
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