Home Made Clownfish Food

zeeter

Member
I took a cue from Clownfishes by Joyce Wilkerson and made up my own special clownfish food last night. I took some (all uncooked) flounder, tappanI (or whatever it's called), scallops, shrimp, and squid, mixed that with lemon juice and a little bit of RO water. Put it all in a blender, then poured it into some old, used frozen fish food trays.

Just used the first cube tonight and they're going bonkers over it. High in vitamin C and a good source of carbohydrates. Not to mention the protein from the fish itself.

I'll continue with the veggie flakes in the morning, but if they keep this up I'll start making some variations of this formula.
 

lorabell

Member
I make quite a few of my own foods.....for differant fish,snails, and some of my corals.....everybody loves it....but I have never heard of adding the lemon...kinda curious about that
 
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zeeter

Member
It adds the vitamin c and the carbs. Not too much, though - it's citric so it is acidic.
 

kloseo

Member
that's interesting, how do your clowns like it
 
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zeeter

Member
They love it so far. I need to mix it better next time, though; right now I need to break it apart after it defrosts.
 

Aquarist

Member
Good morning,

I have moved your thread to the Saltwater Fish Food section of the forum.

Thanks!

Ken
 

lorabell

Member
add some un-flavored jelatin to it.....
 
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zeeter

Member
Never heard of that. What's the gelatin add?
 

lorabell

Member
I heat some of the liquid and add the unflavored gelatin (the heated liquid dissolves the gelatin),...then add it to the total mixture....It will help your home made food be a little firmer ...so to not be as messy in your tank......and no worries....its fish safe.......
 

Stang Man

Member
Sounds like sushimI to me!!! Can I just say something here!! Gelatine not good choice has many bio products for human consumption and not sutable for fish. The best way is to do all natural supplements to the mixture and use natural fish or invert fats to gell with, Such as natural fish oils from the orientall section of the grocery store. And must be a clean product with no artificial additives in the oil.
 

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