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Old 11-04-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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This has been covered before, so for the newbies;

As Chef Ramsey points out, it is cheaper, tastes better and is healthier to make your own foods. This includes fish foods. I have been doing it for a while now and I can tell you it works. No disease, much less fighting and pretty fat fish. My tangs are all very meaty.

Buy nori sheets from a Chinese food store or on Amazon. Used for sushi, it is cheap and they love it. You can even grind some of this up and add to the below;

Make the following, feel free to use alternate ingredients, as long as its seafood. No chicken, or roast beef...

Can of oysters, drain
Some white fish, or salmon even can work, no bones
Some prawns
Some shrimp, cooked or uncooked.
Scallops
Add vitamins and some garlic extract and some RO/DI water

Let sit in refrigerator overnight to absorb the vitamins and garlic.

Then put into food processor, or mince with knife into a mash. Put the mash in some cheese cloth, or clean dish towel and squeeze as much water as you can to make a kind of fish dough. Divide this up into freezer bags and smash into flat sheets before freezing.

The fish will try to kill each other to get to this mixture.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info. Been meaning to do this, but never got to it yet. Is it fine to get the seafood from an Asian market or is somewhere else better b/c it probably has less of a nutritional value when it's so cheap. Or does it not matter since it will be soaked in vitamins anyway?
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Just get the freshest things you can that haven't had any seasonings or anything added. Pure is what you're looking for. Asian markets are really good, because they have fresh stuff generally.
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Do you know if you can do something like this for FW?
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
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Do you know if you can do something like this for FW?
You can do this exact thing for FW.... every once in a while, I'll make up a little extra concoction of mysis, brine, blood worms, & chopped krill and feed some to my FW fish as well, and they go absolutely bonkers when it hits the water......
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:41 AM   #6
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I did this once, think I added too much nori and not enough water or something. I had bought some ice cube trays at $1 store, used a spoon to put in there and then freeze it. I used clams, raw shrimp, mussels, silversides, nori, cod, garlic extract. The fish seem to love it, but like I said, I put too much nori, so it ends up floating around. All the meat was gone, though. Getting the cube out of the tray wasn't as easy as an ice cube, probably easier if I'd add more water. And then i didn't need a whole cube and the frozen cube was very difficult to cut; much more difficult than the store-bought cubes. Next time I'm gonna try the ziplock bag idea, then I can just break a piece off. That sounds better. Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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When you put the food in the freezer bag score lines in it making small cubes before freezing, makes it easier to break off pieces
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I think I'll give it a try. I'm kind of sick of having 5 different frozen packs and multiple cans of different dried foods.

I hope the wife doesn't kick up a fit over the smell. It has to stink like all get out when you're playing chef.

Good idear.
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It isn't bad...kind of fishy. Making sushi is worse!
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It isn't bad...kind of fishy. Making sushi is worse!
No way! It smells yummy when i make sushi. lol

I used to buy bags of frozen mixed seafood that had clams, muscles, shrimp, scallops, octopus and squid.. then just pop everything into a blender with a few tablespoons of fish vitamins and whirl away. Similar principal and I can back you up on your claim. It really worked amazingly for everything in the tank. I'd thaw and strain the liquid out in a shot glass of water with a Lee's Worm Feeder cone as the strainer. Then just dump it in. Hysteria ensues.
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