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Kens Food

im a biginner of a small fishroom (24tanks so far)
and i been looking for quality food for my fish (it should be a lot 5 or 10lbs)
then i found kens website!
is Ken's diy food good?
he has so many kind of diy food so i dont know which one i should choose

1. im raising cpo , white claki , rcs , crs , bumble bee shrimps
whats the best shrimp food in his selection?

2. food for 1inch frontosas and calvus

3. food for tons of livebears, rams and angels
like to buy 2-3 kind of kens diy food to feed them generally
( u think these food can beat tetra min flake food?)

4. what is golden pearls? is it a good food?
which of my fish would like golden pearls?

my limit is 100 , and i really like to try his food soon

i have a bucket of tetra min flake food 10lbs, if i just use this food
hm i think my fish grow slowly , my rcs losing its color lol
i tried lotsoffish mix food , very awesome , my shrimps showing more color
dropping more fries! but running out too fast
also using frozon , live food sometimes

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You should pm bsmith
His foods are the best of the best.


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Yeah, a user named bsmith sells some really good looking food. He sells a lot of different kinds and seems VERY knowledgable. I would shoot him with a PM asking your questions....
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I think Ken's foods are excellent. I've used a variety, and been very satisfied.

Golden Pearls are primarily for fry and smaller fish. For example, I feed the 50 micron variety to cory and celestial pearl danio fry; I feed the 250 micron variety to larger fry and to adults cpds. It's great stuff. I take a pinch and put in a small bottle of dechlorinated water, put the bottle in the refrigerator, and put a dropperful in twice a day or more.
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+1 on BSmith. I just ordered myself.

You will mostly likely end up making your own food. For cichlids I would cut up beef heart into tennis ball sized pcs. Then use a cheese grater to shave off small pcs. There are lots of recipes for frozen fresh fish food. I never bother cooking food as I freeze it hard enough to kill anything harmful. Cooking always depletes so nutritional value.

Many use gelatin in the mix, I never bothered with that either. My best tip is keep a plastic container in your freezer every time you but seafood for yourself, put a small pc in the box. Then you'll have a great verity when you make up a batch.
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