I make my own food, as I've mentioned in various threads, and just made a small batch last night, so I thought I would document it to show folks how easy it is.
Feel free to add your own recipes and ideas.
I usually stick to the same recipe, but sometimes I will slightly change it depending on what's available at the store when I get there. I also tend to stay away from the real fatty fish. I think this just dirties up the tank.
So, first, I am fortunate enough to have this food processor to be able to mix this up. Some of you will have to beg the wife, as most women who aren't in the hobby and see me doing this are quite repulsed for some reason. This particular food processor was donated to "the cause" by my ex after she saw me using it for this purpose....lol.
So, the recipe this time was shrimp, smelts, Squid, Ocean perch, whitefish, and cyclo-peeze. I did not use any vitamin supplements as I find these assorted fresh mixtures to be plenty nutritious for fish and corals without it.
Just a small amount of each. As you can see by the prices on the containers, the most expensive thing was the cyclo-peeze.
Make sure everything is thawed, and shelled, and toss it all in the processor-
Grind it up nicely- now this is a bit tricky, because I want my mix to be small enough to fit through my feeding syringe, but not so small that it just dissolves in the tank water, so you might have to do this a few times to get it right.
This mix here seems perfect-
Now I take it out with a rubber spatula and put it in gallon ziplocks, and roll it out with a rolling pin (another thing you might have to beg the wife to use
And just freeze them.
You can make a fresh mixture for about a tenth of what the LFS
sells you that smelly garbage they call premium food for, and you can be sure what's in it, and how old it is.
If I didn't offer nori on a clip on a regular basis, I would have probably added it.
I have cured multiple tangs from the disease "HLLE
" which is brought on by poor nutrition, with this food, so I am sure it's quite nutritious.