You want to do homemade fish food? In a previous article we gave you a recipe for food preparation in paste for tropical fish or for the most common species. Today we will provide you with a recipe to prepare food for flake fish.
Table of Contents
- 1 Homemade food for tropical fish
- 2 Homemade cold water fish food
- 3 Natural food for guppies
- 4 How do we make porridge for marine fish?
Homemade food for tropical fish
The first thing we are going to do is learn how to prepare homemade food for tropical fish:
Ingredients to make homemade fish food
These are the necessary ingredients so that you can prepare your own homemade fish food.
- Half a kilo of fish meat without scales
- Half a kilo of beef liver
- Half a kilo of veal heart (without fat or nerves)
- A boiled egg,
- A sweet paprika
- A carrot
- A head of peeled garlic
- A beet
- Juice of one lemon,
- Four tablespoons of flaked oats
- Two tablespoons of a polyvitamin preparation
- One tablespoon of soy lecithin
- ¼ tablespoon sodium benzoate
- One tablespoon of glycerin (for moisturizer)
How to prepare homemade flake fish food
We grind the ingredients until we obtain a porridge adding water until reaching a semi-liquid consistency.
We prepare a flat-bottomed tray and spread a thin and even layer of the porridge.
We place in the oven at a minimum temperature, remember that many vitamins can be destroyed at high temperatures. We cook until the pasta dries.
We remove the food helping us with a spatula. If you find it difficult, resort to the trick of leaving it outdoors overnight so that the humidity in the environment softens it.
Store the flakes in a tightly covered jar.
The amounts of the ingredients may vary depending on the nutritional needs of the fish. If we have fish with more carnivorous habits we can reduce the amount of vegetables, if they are more vegetarian we will increase the amount of vegetables.
If need stimulate your appetite We can add a tablespoon of some vitamin complex that can be obtained in a pharmacy or in a veterinarian. The complex must be recommended by an expert in the field.
Homemade cold water fish food
All cold water fish are relatively easy to keep. They are fish with a voracious appetite, but that does not mean that you can feed them anything. They need a diet suitable for your digestive system and, for this, you can choose different textures (flakes, granules, floating sticks ...).
Tetra Goldfish for Cold Water Fish
This is a complete flake food for all goldfish and other cold-water fish.
Fish, like any living being, need a balanced diet with a high-quality source of vitamins. This proprietary Tetra formula consists of of a balanced blend of essential vitamins, ingredients with a great contribution of energy and immunostimulants that improve body functions and reinforce the resistance to diseases of our fish.
In addition, this mixture is prepared so that they have a varied and balanced diet, incorporating all essential nutrients and constituents, as well as trace elements.
With this diet you ensure a long and healthy life for your fish, in addition to enhancing their splendid colors.
Granules cold water fish food
Thanks to this granulated food, the coloring and the natural defenses of our cold water fish are very strengthened.
It is composed of fishmeal, cornstarch, wheat flour, spirulina (10%), wheat germ, brewer's yeast, fish oil, gammarus, wheat gluten, krillmeal, green-lipped mussel (perna canaliculus ) powder, nettle, herbs, alfalfa, seaweed, paprika, parsley, spinach, carrots, garlic.
If any of our fish begins to eat little or begins to have a capricious taste, there are stimulants for the taste of food and appetite. It is used for both fresh and salt cold water fish.
This stimulant contains a natural active ingredient found in garlic, allicin, which has been shown to have many beneficial health effects. Allicin has strong antioxidant (similar to vitamin C) that help maintain health by eliminating dangerous free radicals.
It is very useful if you want to give a medication orally to the fish mixed with food.
Natural food for guppies
Among the most popular natural foods for guppies are the scales. There are many types of scales, from those with a mostly vegetal composition to those with a high protein content, and from those that sink quickly to those that float to the surface to adapt to the habits of different species of fish.
If we feed our fish with excessive amounts of scales, they begin to store at the bottom and can cause the water loses quality decomposing.
We can feed our guppies with food that we can find in our kitchen. This diet includes legumes, cheese and other dairy products, hard-boiled eggs, lean ground meat, fruits, cereals, etc. Obviously, it is necessary to prepare all these foods so that they can be consumed by our guppies. They can be pureed and mixed with gelatin to form cubes, or crushed and fed directly to the fish. They can also be passed through the blender until a kind of suspension is obtained.
The fact is that there are many ways to feed the fish with fresh products, but it must be taken into account that they make the water very dirty and that it will be necessary quickly remove the remains that remain in the background.
Finally, we can feed our guppies with live foods such as insects, fish roe, brine shrimp, etc. Some of these foods can be given to the fish as is, but others must be cut or crushed.
To feed live food to guppies, we must exercise caution to do not also introduce pathogens, like insect larvae, that can attack our fish.
How do we make porridge for marine fish?
If we want to make our own porridge to feed marine fish in our aquarium, we have to follow some steps. The first thing is to define what we consider as mush. Porridge is a prepared product that is generated through of the liquefaction of mollusk diversity, like octopus, red fish, shrimp, etc. which are crushed until they get the porridge.
Depending on the diet that our fish has, we must include ingredients according to the carnivorous, herbivorous or omnivorous diet.
Ingredients for an omnivorous fish porridge:
- Fish steak
- Nori seaweed
Once we have all the ingredients to prepare the porridge, we pour them into the blender little by little, until they are all incorporated. We blend it until it takes a porridge texture and it can be observe some small pieces of the ingredients.
If we want to keep our porridge for a while, we can store it in a transparent plastic bag and seal it hermetically, placing it in the freezer.
You can now feed your fish correctly according to their nutritional needs, while giving them a healthy and balanced diet that translates into health and well-being.