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    Default Where to buy beef heart mix online?

    Hi SimplyDiscus, first post here. I'm from Baltimore, MD and bought my discus from Discus Hans. For the past 3 years I've bought my beef heart mix from him. However, he recently has closed his location in Baltimore and only does online orders now and has relocated to Dover, DE. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to buy beef heart mix elsewhere as getting food shipped from him is going to cost a fortune. I've seen Jack Watley and Myrtle Beach discus as suggestions on Reddit but wanted to poke here before I placed an order.

    I also don't have the means to create my own discus food as I live in a college apartment. Thanks for your help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xCharmCity View Post
    Hi SimplyDiscus, first post here. I'm from Baltimore, MD and bought my discus from Discus Hans. For the past 3 years I've bought my beef heart mix from him. However, he recently has closed his location in Baltimore and only does online orders now and has relocated to Dover, DE. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to buy beef heart mix elsewhere as getting food shipped from him is going to cost a fortune. I've seen Jack Watley and Myrtle Beach discus as suggestions on Reddit but wanted to poke here before I placed an order.

    I also don't have the means to create my own discus food as I live in a college apartment. Thanks for your help!!
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    I'm not trying to be snarky or rude, but you can probably make discus food. As long as you have a knife and a place to buy some beef heart. There's some older threads on here of people using "salad shooters" to shred beef heart. I bought a 60# box of beef hearts and will end up with about 25# (conservatively) of resulting beef heart out of it (just straight beef, nothing added) for $108 and some of my time. So something like $4-5/pound after all the trimming.

    I don't know if any of the other suppliers will be much cheaper once you factor in shipping and everything. Would it make sense to make a small trip out of it and stock up from Hans occasionally? Or maybe you can find someone making the trip sometimes who would be willing to help?

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    Beef has doubled and even tripled in price. BH, at least near me, has not. I pay $2.28lb but lose about 40% after trimming. Shipping is also a killer these days.

    Pre-made BH mix can cost $20-$25lb plus shipping. If you buy the little packs in the pet stores it's much more. I make my own mix, which is actually about 30% BH, 50% shrimp and the rest is veggies, and it cost me a little over $100 for 15lbs. It's messy to make but it's worth it... If you can't make your own, your options are limited if you want to feed your discus BH.

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    Just feed Al's FDBW A lot of protein in those. No need for beefheart !

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    You can order beefheart by the LB from Dan at Aquatic Foods Blackworms at blkworm@aol.com. He has supplied me for ~10 years.
    At my age, everything is irritating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    You can order beefheart by the LB from Dan at Aquatic Foods Blackworms at blkworm@aol.com. He has supplied me for ~10 years.
    For anyone interested... you can find some additional information here:
    https://aquaticfoods.com/FrozenFishFoodsM.html

    If you go a-googlin' you're going to end up finding a bunch of different sites that aren't who Willie is talking about.

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    Thanks for adding these details, Jacob.
    At my age, everything is irritating.

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    Miranda @ChicagoDiscus ALWAYS has a freezer full & my fish love her mix!!

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    Brian, what type of shrimp? Regular cocktail shrimp in frozen food section? (I know there's different types used for cocktail shrimp... just seeing)
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    The shrimp I use is red or pink, uncooked with shell on and usually around 30-50 count because of cost. And it must be on sale, lol...

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