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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:05 pm Post subject: Shrimp mix Reply with quote

 There  were  a  couple  of  requests  at  Aquatika  to  share  my  shrimp  mix  recipe  on  the  forum,  so  here  it  is.  I  did  not  invent  it,  it  has  been  around  for  ages  in  the  hobby  under  various  guises,  most  recently  as  the  "European  shrimp  mix"  I  feed  it  to  all  my  fish,  from  barbs  to  plecos  to  assorted  cichlids  to  discus.
 
 Recipe
 
 Small  shrimp,  head  removed  –  500  g
 
 Frozen  green  peas  –  250  g
 
 Red  capsicum  –  1  large
 
 Ripe  robusta  banana  –  1  large
 
 Cauliflower,  beans,  courgettes  -  ~50  grams
 
 Garlic  –  2-3  cloves,  peeled
 
 Spirulina  powder  -  ¼  teaspoon
 
 Blend  all  ingredients  to  a  fine  paste  without  adding  any  water.  Spread  on  cookie  tray,  freeze,  cut  into  1"  cubes  and  store  in  the  freezer  in  ziploc  bags  or  food  grade  plastic  boxes.
 
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 I  use  small  shrimp  because  that  is  readily  available  here,  you  can  use  jumbo  shrimp  if  you  want  (I  used  tiger  prawns  at  one  point).  I  leave  some  part  of  the  shell  on  to  provide  calcium  and  other  nutrients.  You  can  use  fresh  squid,  mussels,  clams  or  white  fish  instead  of  or  in  addition  to  the  shrimp,  just  make  sure  they  are  really  fresh.  I  don't  feed  anything  to  the  fish  I  wouldn't  eat  myself.
 
 You  can  add  some  multivitamins  or  calcium  as  a  supplement,  but  it  is  not  essential.  If  you  have  access  to  fresh  cod  liver  oil,  one  or  two  capsules  per  kg  of  mix  is  helpful.
 
 The  banana  acts  as  a  binder  in  this  mix,  if  you  want,  you  can  omit  it  and  use  gelatin  instead.  I  find  30g  of  gelatin  is  good  for  binding  1kg  of  mix.
 
 Adding  more  spirulina  does  not  hurt,  it  makes  the  mix  smell  weird,  though.
 
 You  can  try  other  vegetables  or  fruit  if  you  want,  try  it  on  a  small  batch  first  to  see  if  your  fish  will  eat  it.  My  fish  do  not  like  carrots,  beetroot  or  guava.  Ripe  papayas  and  bottle  gourds  are  eaten.  YMMV.
 
 If  you  want  to  feed  mainly  herbivorous  fish,  like  mbuna  or  tropheus,  reduce  the  animal  protein  to  ~30%  and  increase  veggies  accordingly.
 
 If  shrimp  is  very  expensive  where  you  live,  you  can  replace  it  with  whatever  cheap  protein  is  available,  like  beef  heart.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:35 pm Post subject: Re: Shrimp mix Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:38 pm Post subject: Re: Shrimp mix Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:15 am Post subject: Re: Shrimp mix Reply with quote

 Rahul:  Any  reason  why  you  remove  the  head?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:11 pm Post subject: Re: Shrimp mix Reply with quote

 I  have  been  using  sardines  &  several  other  veggies,  they  seems  to  enjoy  it  too:-)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:19 pm Post subject: Re: Shrimp mix Reply with quote

 You  can  also  add  pumpkin  about  300  gms,  it  realy  gives  good  colour.
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