Thanks for linking that vid!
Definitely great information and the guy clearly knows a ton on how the food actually works.
Very interesting that he says Spirulina is the "least nutritious algae" (I believe he was just comparing it to the other top 2 algae). I've always heard Spirulina is like a miracle food with all it's health enhancing properties, but I've never done any research on the other algaes he's mentioned.
And great info on the carbs/sugars being worse for fish with bacterial infections.
VERY great info, he even mentions using too much of said ingredients. He warns of using too much Astaxanthin which is very true. Same can be said with Spirulina (although not as harmful, but like commonly said, too much of anything, can be a bad thing). And you definitely want a balanced diet, not too high in protein, not too high in fat, a well balanced diet is best for the longevity of the fish.
I just skimmed over the video, will have to watch it in full when I am more awake haha. Need to search for more of Mark's work as well, definitely can learn a ton on nutrition from him.
Thanks again for mentioning this. Ivan himself also has great info and videos out there.
But how's homemade/DIY fish food going?
Does it turn out cost effective? I do have a ton of fish to feed and strive for high quality fish food, so it probably would be cost effective for the amount of feed I use.
Big props to you all who make your own food, especially if you research all the nutrition aspects. I've always wanted to make my own as well, but just thought it was more work than I wanted to do (individually mixing each ingredients), have to spend more initially on all the individual ingredients, learning a ton on nutrition to make a healthy, well balanced diet and get the ratios all correct. So I've just stuck with using NLS pellets, NLS gel food, Repashy gel foods, Paradigm fish food for convenience and they do have extra stuff in them, albeit in small portions, and on the downside some do contain some unwanted things.