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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:58 pm Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 Now  we  need  a  good  pellet  making  machine  and  technique  to  solidify  dry  plain  pellets  for  feeding.  My  recipe  is  working  great  on  Gold  fish,  but  I  want  to  make  pellets.  Also  which  oils  can  be  used  to  mix  with  fish  food?  anyone  Eyebrow   Eyebrow
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:50 am Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 Cod  liver  oil
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:45 am Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 Percy
 Instead  of  adding  oil.  Take  a  sardine  or  two  and  add  to  the  mix.  That  will  give  enough  natural  oil.
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 I  tried  olive  oil  once  but  it  floats.  I'll  try  cod  liver  oil  this  time..  Clapping
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:14 pm Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 +1  superbsite
 
 I  have  used  Sardines  in  my  diy  food  &  all  my  fish  just  love  the  mix  (Sardines  have  omega  3  too)
 
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 Sardine  in  our  local  language   means  ?  Surprised  what  should  I  tell  the  fishwala?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:30 am Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 Percy  
 The  local  name  for  sardines  is  Tarla
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 Any  Idea  on  making  pellets  at  home  after  making  food?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:48 pm Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 Pass  paste  through  mincing  machine  so  that  it  come  out  like  noodles
 Leave  out  to  dry  they  will  then  break  or  you  can  either  dry  in  the  sun  or  even  bake  to  harden
 For  sun  and  baking  it  should  not  be  too  hot
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:59 pm Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 Hey  everyone  an  update...
 i  dried  food  in  sun.  Spread  a  thin  layer  of  food  on  plate  and  kept  it  in  sun  for  <2  days.
 Recipe  was  almost  same,  this  time  Artemia  for  non  veggie  and  lots  and  lots  of  spirulina  and  peas.
 
 5  people  has  given  very  good  feedback   Thumbs Up  
 
 
 
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:02 pm Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 nice
 
 but  i  believe  your  adding  too  much  fiber,  it  should  not  be  more  than  8%  of  the  diet  (Aquaculture,  Farming  Aquatic  Animals  and  Plants  Second  edition,  John  S.  Lucas  and  Paul  C.  Southgate  pg  193),  it  reduces  fish  growth,  mineral  intake  and  increases  waste.  
 
 make  sure  the  food  is  high  in  proteins,  do  a  research  it  depends  on  the  type  of  fish.  goldfish  needs  about  28-30  %  protein.
 
 try  adding  boiled  egg  york  and  liver  and  like  someone  said  cod  liver  oil,  (  cod  liver  oil,  seven  seas  capsule  has  high  amount  of  vitamin   A  and  has  omega  3  which  is  necessary  for  fish)
 
 your  saying  your  adding  10%  astaxanthin,  do  a  research  on  that.  astaxanthin  already  exists  in  prawns  and  the  algae  wafers  you  mentioned.   too  much  is  harmful  for  the  fish.
 
 u  can  read  books  from  google  books  and  go  through  this  video  it  nice
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KkjagqH_5A
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 12:19 am Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 Hey  prask2,
 Thanks  for  info  Smile  
 My  all  fishes  are  rainbows,  for  them  more  veggie  diet  happier  they  are....but  i  do  have  proteins  in  my  feed.  
 Natural  diet  of  rainbows  majorly  includes  duckweed  (I  raise  duckweed  to  feed  my  rainbows)  and  algae...
 
 but  i  believe  your  adding  too  much  fibre,  it  should  not  be  more  than  8%  of  the  diet
 fibre  works  as  laxative,  no  harm  if  fed  higher....I'm  not  aware  of  8%...as  i  said  natural  diet  rainbowfish  is  duckweed  which  has  15-20%  of  fibre  content  and  20-30%  protein...
 spinach,  carrot,  peas  and  spirulina  has  3-5%  fibre,  so  i  don't  think  its  too  high
 
 make  sure  the  food  is  high  in  proteins,  do  a  research  it  depends  on  the  type  of  fish.  goldfish  needs  about  28-30  %  protein.  
 True  it  depends  upon  fish....for  discus  keeper  it  should  have  80-20  Nv-V  diet  where  as  rainbows  60-40  N-Nv....
 
 try  adding  boiled  egg  york  and  liver  and  like  someone  said  cod  liver  oil,  (  cod  liver  oil,  seven  seas  capsule  has  high  amount  of  vitamin   A  and  has  omega  3  which  is  necessary  for  fish)  
 Cod  liver  Thumb Up  ....Vitamin  A  is  also  present  in  spirulina  but  less....
 
 your  saying  your  adding  10%  astaxanthin,  do  a  research  on  that.  astaxanthin  already  exists  in  prawns  and  the  algae  wafers  you  mentioned.   too  much  is  harmful  for  the  fish.  
 I  will  differ  here
 Astaxanthin  is  NOT  present  in  Indian  Prawns  naturally...farm  raised  prawns  which  are  dark  red  in  color  are  fed  with  synthetic  astaxanthin,  which  i  don't  use.  
 Algae  wafers  do  not  contain  astaxanthin  unless  it  is  mentioned  on  packaging...
 Astaxanthin  is  not  at  all  harmful  to  fishes....side  effect  is,  having  excess  reds  in  unwanted  areas  nothing  else...but  dosed  correctly  will  bring  out  nice  reds  and  works  as  anti  oxidants....so  1gm/kg  is  the  calculations...2ml  is  as  good  as  1gm,  a  little  here  and  there,  depending  upon  what  form  of  Astaxanthin  you  use,  natural  or  synthetic...I  have  both...
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 9:58 am Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 Hello  friends,  
 
 Great  food  recipe  ...
 
 Let  me  share  what  I  am  currently  feeding  my  breeders  DISCUS  &  my  altum  angels  !!!
 
 Feel  free  to  let  me  know  friends  in  case  I  am  missing  on  nything  ...
 
 MY  DISCUS  FOOD  RECIPE  IS  AS  FOLLOWS  :-  
 
 1.  3  whole  beef  hearts,  skinned  n  trimmed  of  fat
 2.  250  gms  small  red  peeled  shrimp
 3.  2  raw  eggs
 4.  1  kg  boild  spinach  with  stems
 5.  1  full  green  ripe  bananna
 6.  6  capsules  of  spirulina
 7.  2  cloves  of  raw  swashed  ginger
 8.  12  drops  of  ginseng
 9.  100  gms  discus  fish  flakes
 10.  100  gms  of  cooked  oats
 11.  1  packet  of  unflavoured  gelatin  for  binding  the  food  together
 
 Mix  all  and  blend  well
 Store  and  freeze  for  atleast  3  days  before  feeding
 Always  thaw  and  then  feed  fish  not  more  thn  2  times  a  day
 Support  this  mix  with  1  feed  of  live  food  for  best  results
 
 This  recipe  is  quite  close  to  the  make  by  the  Great  Maestro,  Mr.Jack  Wattley  …
 
 Like  he  has  always  said,  one  could  put  anything  in  the  food  &  the  fish  will  eat  it  too  …  but  what’s  important  is  the  correct  form  of  nutrition  !!!
 
 Cheers  ;-)
 
 
                                                 
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 After  a  long  I  got  some  time  to  post  my  freezed  DIY  fish  food.
 
 I'm  feeding  this  to,
 Melanotaenia  splendida  australis  (Australian  rainbow)
 M  Bosemani  Rainbow
 Neon  Rainbow
 Neon  Tetra
 Serpae  Tetra
 Black  Phantom  Tetra
 
 Red  cherry  shrimps  RCS
 Indian  Rainbow  shrimp
 
 Contents  of  food
 
 Spinach
 Carrot
 Green  peas  (without  skin)
 Pumpkin
 
 I  cook  veggies  in  pressure  cooker  for  5-10  mins.  Squeeze  water  out  of  it.
 
 Prawns  Fresh  (without  head)
 
 I  boil  these  for  5mins  then  grind  it  in  mixer  for  once  twice  
 
 Garlic  cloves  3-4
 Marrie  gold  petals
 Oats
 
 Un  iodized  salt
 Turmeric
 Red  chilli  powder
 
 Spirulina  5-10ml
 Astaxanthin  10%  2ml
 B-complex  capsules  2
 
 TetraBits,  Algae  waffers  and  some  old  fish  food
 
 add  Oats,  powders,  fish  food  and  to  make  mixture  thick  and  make  it  as  thick  as  possible.
 Again  grind  it  in  mixer  to  make  it  fine.  I  don't  add  water  anytime…need  to  have  as  thick  paste  as  possible.
 

 Gelatine/China  grass  (Agar  Agar)
 I  then  boil  a  cup  of  water  and  put  china  grass.
 china  grass  makes  food  bind  together  very  firmly  as  compared  to  gelatine.
 Grind  this  solution  and  paste  again,  make  sure  you  do  this  fast,  as  soon  as  temperature  of  agar  agar  reaches  to  room  temperature  it  will  start  to  solidify.  
 
 I  then  put  this  paste  in  ice  cube  tray,  give  it  10-15  min  to  cool  off  to  room  temp.  Put  tray  in  freeze  for  24  hours  and  then  after  24  hrs  in  freezer.
 
 While  feeding,  I  let  food  thaw  for  few  mins.  Then  turn  off  filter  and  feed  to  Fish/Shrimps.
 

 
 Note:  
 My  big  fish  (Rainbows)  prefer  more  veggie  diet  than  non  veg  diet,  that  is  why  I  feed  them  more  veggie.  
 I  do  not  measure  anything  except  powders.
 

 
 Video
 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=662711640428734&set=vb.100000697136371&type=3
 

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 12:12 pm Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

 BirdsUnderTheSea
 
 how  long  do  you  keep  it  ?  cause  i  am  planning  to  do  a  DIY.  isnt  it  a  huge  quantity?  i  dont  know  the  number  of  fishes  you  have.  
 you  have  said  1  pkt  of  gelatin,  ho  much  in  grams  ?
 jjaaxx44
 i  was  planning  to  do  a  DIY,  went  through  a  few  books  and  too  much  info  on  my  head  and  i  am  confused.  thanks  on  the  astaxanthin  info.  but  it  seems  like  i  have  read  somewhere  it  damages  the  reproductive  organs.  (  i  have  to  find  it  from  a  good  source  not  sure  ).
 
 the  fibre  thing,  i  read  from  "Aquaculture,  Farming  Aquatic  Animals  and  Plants  Second  edition",  John  S.  Lucas  and  Paul  C.  Southgate  ,pg  193
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 12:51 pm Post subject: Re: Home made DIY fish food Reply with quote

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 Sound  good,
 ginseng  is  something  that  has  been  discussed  before.  There  is  no  info  of  effects  of  it  on  fishes.  Someone  did  a  research  on  it,  may  be  @superbites-Pio?
 But  if  you  personal  experience  is  good  then  not  to  worry  I  guess.
 
 
 @Prask2  
 Damage  to  reproductive  organs  is  something  I  have  not  read/heard.
 But  I  was  told  by  one  breeder  that  excess  of  de-chlorinator/Hypo  causes  damage  to  reproductive  organs.
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