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I'm the kind of person that likes to follow a recipe.  Does anyone one have a fish feed recipe they would like to share?

I understand and enjoy giving fish treats, but would like to venture to the next step and blend something in a food processor and dehydrate or freeze it.

A slightly separate but related question...I have lots of clover growing in the yard now. Any issues with feeding clover or using it as a main ingredient in a homemade feed recipe?

 

 

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What type of fish are you raising?

I like this idea.

I dropped part of a boiled egg yoke into my tilapia fry tank. They liked it, after getting over their fear.

I dropped part of boiled egg, yellow and white, into one of my breeding tanks. When I looked back, the egg parts were gone without a trace,

Any thoughts?

I have bluegill and catfish.  Getting tilapia very soon.
 
Carey Ma said:

What type of fish are you raising?

Either the fish like boiled eggs or know magic. :)

Dave Story said:

I like this idea.

I dropped part of a boiled egg yoke into my tilapia fry tank. They liked it, after getting over their fear.

I dropped part of boiled egg, yellow and white, into one of my breeding tanks. When I looked back, the egg parts were gone without a trace,

Any thoughts?

Well I know Koi fry love boiled eggs.



RW said:

Either the fish like boiled eggs or know magic.

Dave Story said:

I like this idea.

I dropped part of a boiled egg yoke into my tilapia fry tank. They liked it, after getting over their fear.

I dropped part of boiled egg, yellow and white, into one of my breeding tanks. When I looked back, the egg parts were gone without a trace,

Any thoughts?

Boiled eggs are loved by just about any animal I've raised including most fish. I am sure they gulped it right up. Fry will eat up even the small bits so not to worry but I'd be careful feeding bigger fish cause they'll tear up the yolks and leave a bunch of bits to rot. Also beware, like humans, you don't feed them too much protein. They need a balanced diet.

I use clover in my feed mix but cannot be the sole ingredient.

Treat ingredients are what you can grow/ raise in excess. mosquito larva, blood worms, seaweed,  krill, all make good treats.

I'll post one/ some of my old recipes soon. 

Great to know

Thank you

yes, great recommendations. thank you.

perhaps it would be a good idea to start a list of safe things to feed fish, how each thing can be prepared (if necessary) and notes on which type of fish likes to eat it.  I understand this is still in the realm of 'treats' but could morph into feed recipes.

Great

Do we want a seperate sheet of "paper?"

Boiled egg-- for tilapia.. in one tank, the dominant male is first to the scene of a part of an egg being dropped. I watched him eat the yoke first before it hits the bottom. He sits over the whites, after he finishes the yoke, he eats the whites. In my fry tank, the frys did not finish the yoke in 24 hours. As the yoke sat on the bottom, they chose fry food. I will remove the yoke. 

I am posting part 3 of "Making your own feed"if anyone is interested.

I just joined this group.  I'm interested in all the parts!

Has anyone tried growing spirulina?  I've been buying it and it's expensive but I like to treat my fish once in a while.

Carey Ma said:

I am posting part 3 of "Making your own feed"if anyone is interested.

There are several ways to grow spirulina AKA blue-green algae. I know it is on the pricey side but IMO I think it worth it. As with most tings you should be able to get "feed grade" instead of food grade to lessen the cost. Either way, buying is easier and cheaper than setting up apparatus.

One can build a transparent tube system or use an algae scrub to grow and collect the stuff but its the filtering, and processing for storage that cost time and money.

You might try buying seaweed (fresh or dried) from oriental markets or collect it yourself if you are near a shore. Soak it in clean water overnight to get most of the sodium salt. Lay it out in the sun to let it dry then put in food processor to powderize.

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