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Old December 29th 05, 07:19 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Hi all,

Does anyone have some hints on home made fish foods or a link to same?

I live 2 1/2 hours drive from the neares petshop that sells marine stuff
and it's becoming a drag plus I only have 5 fish and don't get through a
great deal of food but want it to remain fresher (even the frozen
stuff). I also want to give them a more varied diet and less flake food.
My pyjama cardinals will only eat the frozen brine shrimp so I'd really
like to find them more variety.

There is a van I've seen visit here once a week that sells seafoods. Not
sure what as I'm not a seafood fan but I assume there would be prawns,
fish, lobsters and stuff. What should I be looking for? Can I make up a
mix of some things and freeze it myself or could that be unsafe?

Thanks for any advice.
miskairal
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Old December 29th 05, 08:53 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Well I've found a few things but most of it mentions fish meat without
saying what sort of fish. It does say to avoid oily fish. Any hints on
suitable cheap fish types that might be available in Australia?

miskairal wrote:
Hi all,

Does anyone have some hints on home made fish foods or a link to same?

I live 2 1/2 hours drive from the neares petshop that sells marine stuff
and it's becoming a drag plus I only have 5 fish and don't get through a
great deal of food but want it to remain fresher (even the frozen
stuff). I also want to give them a more varied diet and less flake food.
My pyjama cardinals will only eat the frozen brine shrimp so I'd really
like to find them more variety.

There is a van I've seen visit here once a week that sells seafoods. Not
sure what as I'm not a seafood fan but I assume there would be prawns,
fish, lobsters and stuff. What should I be looking for? Can I make up a
mix of some things and freeze it myself or could that be unsafe?

Thanks for any advice.
miskairal

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Old December 29th 05, 04:44 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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I don't know about Australia, but any fish that has white meat when cooked
or grilled will be OK. Any type of lobster (not artificial lobster
supplements), prawns... I use also seashels.
I mix everything together, put it in a plastic bag and make it to be very
thin so you can later easily brake a piece of food.

Mislav

"miskairal" [email protected] wrote in message
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Well I've found a few things but most of it mentions fish meat without
saying what sort of fish. It does say to avoid oily fish. Any hints on
suitable cheap fish types that might be available in Australia?

miskairal wrote:
Hi all,

Does anyone have some hints on home made fish foods or a link to same?

I live 2 1/2 hours drive from the neares petshop that sells marine stuff
and it's becoming a drag plus I only have 5 fish and don't get through a
great deal of food but want it to remain fresher (even the frozen stuff).
I also want to give them a more varied diet and less flake food. My
pyjama cardinals will only eat the frozen brine shrimp so I'd really like
to find them more variety.

There is a van I've seen visit here once a week that sells seafoods. Not
sure what as I'm not a seafood fan but I assume there would be prawns,
fish, lobsters and stuff. What should I be looking for? Can I make up a
mix of some things and freeze it myself or could that be unsafe?

Thanks for any advice.
miskairal



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Old December 29th 05, 06:32 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Hi Miskairal,

Here are a couple of articles on making your own food:

http://www.melevsreef.com/food.html

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...highlight=food

Both "recipes" are mainly based on things you can get at any reasonably
well stocked supermarket or fishmonger.

Nutritiously yours,

Alex

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Old December 29th 05, 09:24 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Thanks Mislav. I like your idea of making it thin so it can be broken
off. Sounds a lot easier than trying to freeze in tiny enough cubes.

Does anyone know how long frozen food can be kept in the fridge once
defrosted? My fish only go through half a cube per day at the moment so
I cut a frozen cube in half, put half back in the freezer and put the
other half in a little container to defrost for 5 minutes. I then feed
half of that (1/4 of a cube) to the fish straight away and put the
remainder back in the fridge to be fed in the evening. Is that safe?

Mislav wrote:
I don't know about Australia, but any fish that has white meat when cooked
or grilled will be OK. Any type of lobster (not artificial lobster
supplements), prawns... I use also seashels.
I mix everything together, put it in a plastic bag and make it to be very
thin so you can later easily brake a piece of food.

Mislav

"miskairal" [email protected] wrote in message
u...

Well I've found a few things but most of it mentions fish meat without
saying what sort of fish. It does say to avoid oily fish. Any hints on
suitable cheap fish types that might be available in Australia?

miskairal wrote:

Hi all,

Does anyone have some hints on home made fish foods or a link to same?

I live 2 1/2 hours drive from the neares petshop that sells marine stuff
and it's becoming a drag plus I only have 5 fish and don't get through a
great deal of food but want it to remain fresher (even the frozen stuff).
I also want to give them a more varied diet and less flake food. My
pyjama cardinals will only eat the frozen brine shrimp so I'd really like
to find them more variety.

There is a van I've seen visit here once a week that sells seafoods. Not
sure what as I'm not a seafood fan but I assume there would be prawns,
fish, lobsters and stuff. What should I be looking for? Can I make up a
mix of some things and freeze it myself or could that be unsafe?

Thanks for any advice.
miskairal




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Old December 29th 05, 09:25 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Thanks Tidepool. I was only getting 14.4 Kbps on my dialup for the last
few days so wasn't getting far fast on searches. This morning for some
reason I am back up to 40Kbps. I'm off to visit your links


Tidepool Geek wrote:
Hi Miskairal,

Here are a couple of articles on making your own food:

http://www.melevsreef.com/food.html

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...highlight=food

Both "recipes" are mainly based on things you can get at any reasonably
well stocked supermarket or fishmonger.

Nutritiously yours,

Alex

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Old December 30th 05, 05:40 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Yea it's safe.

Wayne Sallee
Wayne's Pets



miskairal wrote on 12/29/2005 4:24 PM:
Thanks Mislav. I like your idea of making it thin so it can be broken
off. Sounds a lot easier than trying to freeze in tiny enough cubes.

Does anyone know how long frozen food can be kept in the fridge once
defrosted? My fish only go through half a cube per day at the moment so
I cut a frozen cube in half, put half back in the freezer and put the
other half in a little container to defrost for 5 minutes. I then feed
half of that (1/4 of a cube) to the fish straight away and put the
remainder back in the fridge to be fed in the evening. Is that safe?

Mislav wrote:

I don't know about Australia, but any fish that has white meat when
cooked or grilled will be OK. Any type of lobster (not artificial
lobster supplements), prawns... I use also seashels.
I mix everything together, put it in a plastic bag and make it to be
very thin so you can later easily brake a piece of food.

Mislav

"miskairal" [email protected] wrote in message
u...

Well I've found a few things but most of it mentions fish meat
without saying what sort of fish. It does say to avoid oily fish. Any
hints on suitable cheap fish types that might be available in Australia?

miskairal wrote:

Hi all,

Does anyone have some hints on home made fish foods or a link to same?

I live 2 1/2 hours drive from the neares petshop that sells marine
stuff and it's becoming a drag plus I only have 5 fish and don't get
through a great deal of food but want it to remain fresher (even the
frozen stuff). I also want to give them a more varied diet and less
flake food. My pyjama cardinals will only eat the frozen brine
shrimp so I'd really like to find them more variety.

There is a van I've seen visit here once a week that sells seafoods.
Not sure what as I'm not a seafood fan but I assume there would be
prawns, fish, lobsters and stuff. What should I be looking for? Can
I make up a mix of some things and freeze it myself or could that be
unsafe?

Thanks for any advice.
miskairal





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Old December 30th 05, 07:13 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Eric Borneman's Famous Fish Food Recipe

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Eric Borneman's Famous Fish Food Recipe



Fish food and coral food (coral food is liquefied)
Ingredients

a.. a whole fresh sea fish
b.. 10 whole shrimp - I squeeze the heads
c.. 1 pound fresh mussels - cracked and scraped out
d.. 1 pound fresh clams including clam juice
e.. 1 8 oz container fresh oysters
f.. 1-2 fresh or frozen squid, whole
g.. 1 package frozen sea urchin cubes
h.. 1 12 oz package artemia (brine shrimp, frozen), thawed
i.. 6 types of dried seaweed Nori, Wakame, Hijiki, Dulse, Ano,
etc.) - available at Whole Foods market, health food stores, Asian markets.
j.. about 2 g. powdered sea greens/antioxidants or immune boost
complex
k.. 2 tbsp. marine flake
l.. 2 tbsp. VibraGro
m.. 2 tbsp. powdered spirulina
n.. 1 tbsp Super Selco
Optional (found frozen in Asian markets)

a.. ark shells
b.. periwinkles, etc...
Method

a.. Blend coarse ingredients in food processor
b.. Mix in fine ingredients (Artemia, powders, flake, Selco)
c.. Freeze in flats
This makes a LOT of food...approximately 10-12 quart size Ziploc
flats.

OPTIONAL: I also make a pigment complex of multiple fresh and health
food purchased pigmented animal and plant sources ( such as vegetables with
rich colors, carotenoids, etc), mixed with


"miskairal" [email protected] wrote in message
...
Hi all,

Does anyone have some hints on home made fish foods or a link to same?

I live 2 1/2 hours drive from the neares petshop that sells marine stuff
and it's becoming a drag plus I only have 5 fish and don't get through a
great deal of food but want it to remain fresher (even the frozen
stuff). I also want to give them a more varied diet and less flake food.
My pyjama cardinals will only eat the frozen brine shrimp so I'd really
like to find them more variety.

There is a van I've seen visit here once a week that sells seafoods. Not
sure what as I'm not a seafood fan but I assume there would be prawns,
fish, lobsters and stuff. What should I be looking for? Can I make up a
mix of some things and freeze it myself or could that be unsafe?

Thanks for any advice.
miskairal





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Old December 30th 05, 08:46 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Thanks. Don't know if I'll be able to get all this but I can try.

Some One Smith wrote:
Eric Borneman's Famous Fish Food Recipe

(197 total words in this text)
(954 reads)




Eric Borneman's Famous Fish Food Recipe



Fish food and coral food (coral food is liquefied)
Ingredients

a.. a whole fresh sea fish
b.. 10 whole shrimp - I squeeze the heads
c.. 1 pound fresh mussels - cracked and scraped out
d.. 1 pound fresh clams including clam juice
e.. 1 8 oz container fresh oysters
f.. 1-2 fresh or frozen squid, whole
g.. 1 package frozen sea urchin cubes
h.. 1 12 oz package artemia (brine shrimp, frozen), thawed
i.. 6 types of dried seaweed Nori, Wakame, Hijiki, Dulse, Ano,
etc.) - available at Whole Foods market, health food stores, Asian markets.
j.. about 2 g. powdered sea greens/antioxidants or immune boost
complex
k.. 2 tbsp. marine flake
l.. 2 tbsp. VibraGro
m.. 2 tbsp. powdered spirulina
n.. 1 tbsp Super Selco
Optional (found frozen in Asian markets)

a.. ark shells
b.. periwinkles, etc...
Method

a.. Blend coarse ingredients in food processor
b.. Mix in fine ingredients (Artemia, powders, flake, Selco)
c.. Freeze in flats
This makes a LOT of food...approximately 10-12 quart size Ziploc
flats.

OPTIONAL: I also make a pigment complex of multiple fresh and health
food purchased pigmented animal and plant sources ( such as vegetables with
rich colors, carotenoids, etc), mixed with


"miskairal" [email protected] wrote in message
...

Hi all,

Does anyone have some hints on home made fish foods or a link to same?

I live 2 1/2 hours drive from the neares petshop that sells marine stuff
and it's becoming a drag plus I only have 5 fish and don't get through a
great deal of food but want it to remain fresher (even the frozen
stuff). I also want to give them a more varied diet and less flake food.
My pyjama cardinals will only eat the frozen brine shrimp so I'd really
like to find them more variety.

There is a van I've seen visit here once a week that sells seafoods. Not
sure what as I'm not a seafood fan but I assume there would be prawns,
fish, lobsters and stuff. What should I be looking for? Can I make up a
mix of some things and freeze it myself or could that be unsafe?

Thanks for any advice.
miskairal




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Old February 24th 11, 05:40 PM
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I do not know Australia, but any fish, meat and white when cooked or baked are good. Any type of lobster (lobster supplements are not man-made), shrimp. I also seashels. I mixed everything together, put it in a plastic bag, making it very thin so you can easily break after a food.
 




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