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    Hi Gary,

    My meat grinder is ancient!! lol ! No hole openings, just attachments that fit over the end that resemble propellers.
    The one that does a coarse grind has 3 blades, the fine one has 12 blades.
    In your case, I'd start with 5/16 and then go to 3/16.
    HTH! ;D
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    Hi Al, Feel free to publish

    I mix up a lot at a time:

    2 large beef heart trimmed of fat and cubed (about 8-10 lbs)
    5 lbs shrimp, shelled
    5 lbs whiting fillet (any firm white meat fillet will do)
    1 lb frozen green peas
    1 lb frozen spinach
    4 bulbs fresh garlic, pressed (not 4 cloves the whole thing)
    1/4 box wheat germ
    1/4 box baby oatmeal cereal
    20 organic multi vitamins, crushed
    10 Vitamin C, crushed
    1/4 to 1/2 lb Spirulina flake food
    3 or more bananas (Those black ones you just end up throwing away.)
    I run all this thru a meat grinder 4-5 times until it has the consistency of gritty peanut butter and then place in baggies, press flat and freeze, no gelatin, no cooking. The oatmeal, wheat germ and flake food make it hold together.

    Almost any seafood can be added
    The last batch I made I used 8 venison hearts because I save them until the end of hunting season and find they do not have to be trimmed as they are very lean and seem to be easier to grind.
    I mix up two bags of medicated food when I do this, one with Prazi and one with Metro so I have it when I need it.
    This make about 20 to 25 lbs of food and last me a month.
    This is my main food, I also feed frozen bloodworms, cichlid pellets, cichlid growth flakes, color flakes and spirilina flakes.

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    Great recipe & I think that your idea for the medicated food is very thoughtful.

    Much appreciated : Jim

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought that Metro should not be added to food that is not going to be served straight away as moisture deteriorates metro over time and decreases it's effectiveness.

    That's why I always mix my metro in just before I feed it to them. Please comment...

    Chong

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    Hi, As long as it is frozen it still seems to work fine, If I am wrong someone please correct me. I got the suggestion from Vickie Burnley from the Specific Pathogen Free Aquaculture Center at the University of Georgia Vet. School.

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    Interesting... hmm

    One other thing, what the heck is Knox Gelatin?

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    Hi, I talked with Vickie and as long as the food is kept frozen the metro remains good. Ken

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    Hi Ken, your recipy looks balanced. I try to calculate the proteins, fats and carbohydrates of it. How much would be 1/4 box of wheat germ or oat cereal, approx.? In Finnland boxes are typically 600-1000 grams, although I buy oatmeal cereal (for our family breakfast !) in 2 kg packs. Oatmeal porridge, frozen self-picked blueberries, rasberries and lingonberries (wild not culticated). Keeps me going!

    Jouni

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    Knox-Gelatin is an unflavored gelatin. Knox is the brand if I remember correctly. Can be found near the Jello in a grocery store


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    Hi Jouni, I looked at the boxes and they are 1 lb so I use 1/4 lb or so. I don't measure it, just add as I go until I get the consistency I am looking for. When I feed it breaks off as a nice solid chunk and sits on the bottom of the tank until the fish eat it all. Does not fall apart or cloud the water. Ken

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    I am looking for a complete beef heart recipe , but I need to
    make up small batches, only have 6 fish. Also need to know
    best way to freeze without freezer burn , yet easy to feed.
    Again only have 6 fish, but they deserve the best !

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    8)

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    I have a totally different recipe!

    Get Keys, take car, go to fish shop, buy Beefheart Mix

    Get in car, Go Home, put Beefheart in Freezer, get a big smooch from wifey, because I didnt *&%$ her kitchen!


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    This sounds like an experienced discus keeper who has been down this road before........ ;D

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    can you people tell me where I can get all this stuff?

    3 cups ground beef heart/veal heart
    2 cups HBH meat lovers flakes
    1 cup HBH Discus and Angel flake
    2 oz formula one marine
    4 crushed womens one a day vitamens
    6 calcium citrate +Vit D suppliments . crushed
    4 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
    2 tablespoons paprika


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