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Old 06-17-2005, 12:51 AM   #1
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Making blender mush

I got a bag of assorted raw frozen sea things. Shrimp, octopus, clams, I don't remember exactly what. (its all unseasoned, no added anything) Anyway, I decided to try and blend it all up, I added some nori also, and I fed a little bit of what was left over in the blender and it seemed really messy in the tank. Like a lot of it just blew around. Did I blend it up too much? Is it even ok to feed this stuff? If it is ok, can I throw in a chunk of the stuff frozen, or should I thaw it first?
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Remember this stuff is pure food so a little bit goes a LONG way. For example I feed two tanks with a 1/2" square chunk thats been thawed and mixed in an 8oz cup of saltwater. Is the stuf totally liquified or are thre small chunks of fleshy stuff?
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There are some small chunks, perhaps I should have strained it before I put it in the freezer.
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:40 PM   #4
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no, do not strain it. Just make sure that you have blended it enough where the chunks are quite small. As was mentioned, a little goes a LONG way. Be sure to monitor your nitrate levels a little more often until you get a handle on feeding this stuff. They can skyrocket when overdoing the blender mush.
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:28 PM   #5
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Will do! I can see how it would be VERY easy to overfeed this stuff. Thanks
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I plan on having coral, anemone, etc. later on but since I currently do not would it be better for me to chop it up really fine with a knife so I will not get the extremely small semi liquid that will just rot in my tank?
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to be honest, if you dont have corals, I would stick to just regular fish foods, mysis, enriched brine, flake etc.
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Don't forget the vitamins and fresh garlic.
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:28 PM   #9
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if you dont have corals, I would stick to just regular fish foods, mysis, enriched brine, flake etc
That is probably what I should do. I just wanted to give them something fresh. All I have is flakes at the moment, and they seem to enjoy the fresh fish. I guess I should save it for a treat type thing?
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Don't forget the vitamins and fresh garlic.
When you talk about feeding garlic to the fish, is that a special garlic that you buy at the lfs or garlic that I buy at the supermarket??
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