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Old 06-22-2014, 05:52 PM   #111
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Carey what do you use to make your frozen food I've been looking into it but can't seem to find anything that I'd like to feed my fish
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:01 AM   #112
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I've been using a mix of seafood that I get from Walmart.
Its in the seafood section at my store and it is like $4 for a 2lb bag. Ut has squid, mussels and shrimp in it. Then I just use a mini food processor to chop it up, add some garlic and out it into a ziploc bag. I mush it around it the bag so its a very thin layer and freeze it like that, so you can break off a piece when you need it.

My fish seem to love it! I'd like to add some scallops next time, just they are a little pricey. lol Any kind of fish can go into the mix, just stay away from the fatty fish like salmon.
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I've been using a mix of seafood that I get from Walmart.
Its in the seafood section at my store and it is like $4 for a 2lb bag. Ut has squid, mussels and shrimp in it. Then I just use a mini food processor to chop it up, add some garlic and out it into a ziploc bag. I mush it around it the bag so its a very thin layer and freeze it like that, so you can break off a piece when you need it.

My fish seem to love it! I'd like to add some scallops next time, just they are a little pricey. lol Any kind of fish can go into the mix, just stay away from the fatty fish like salmon.

I've been searching for recipes to start making my own food. Thanks Carey!
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:54 AM   #114
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I should start making food....it does seem like a fantastic alternate to store-bought food.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:24 PM   #115
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It's kinda a gross process, it looks just terrible after its all mashed up and boy is it slimy....BUT the fish go nuts for it. Just make sure if you have smaller fish to let it chop a few more seconds. I use the pulse feature on the mini food prep thing and leave some big chunks since I have some big fish. lol

You can also add some nori or selcon, anything you find in commercial foods you can add. I need to get scallops like I mentioned above and maybe some clams, my fishies love them some clams! LOL
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If it's slimy, the fish is old!
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hehe, it was frozen, I defrosted it and ti just felt like, well I dont know what, but it was mushy and slimy. lol Didnt smell fishy or anything
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So, you all know that from time to time I make some bad judgement calls, well I think I may have did it again.

Was in out local store with my husband and he was looking at all the fish. I really wanted one but the selection was pretty good so no clue what to get for which tank. I went in to get some salt for my reef club and some turbo snails so when it looked like the hubby was digging a new fish i said ok, go with it.....I ask him what fish he wants, he never gets to pick the saltwater fish, hardly ever, maybe three times in the alst few years so this was his big chance.

What does he pick? Well, of course there were ruby red dragonnettes there which he really wanted me to get. I was smart enough to get outta that, they were less than an inch and werent eating frozen at all.

Ended up with something similar, I wasn't going to try another one of these but the hubby wanted it. LOL Not til we got home did I see how thin he was though, I fed him live brine in the acclimation bucket and then alternated live brine with frozen brine 3 times in the 40 and he ate every time. Not sure if I tricked him or not with the frozen, heres hoping.

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Scooter Blennys have always been one of my favorites. I hope you can keep him on frozen!
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Cute! I am so happy that you have been having good luck with him!


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