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    Hi all I'm new here been away from Discus for about 5 years now till I bought a pair of Leopard Discus home from work. The thing I did last time for food to add to all the other stuff I would feed them is I grew Algae in a tank full of plants. Most of the time it would be on the cover glass of the tank where you sit a light. I would let a heap grow then scrape it off. I then put it on a plate and let it dry some. Don't let it dry fully then mix that with dry brine shrimp. I would put it into little cube trays that you can buy other frozen foods in from your pet or aquarium shop. Let it then dry and feed it to them mine loved it and grew very big and healthy.

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    Welcome to SimplyDiscus Mixsetup! and back to the Hobby,
    I can see where that would work well.

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    Mark. That is a cheap fish to use and widely available. Not sure why it's not mentioned more.
    http://www.atthegateministries.org/index.html

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    Mixitup. That is very cool you doing your own. I really enjoy making my discus food.
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    Default Re: Seafood Mix Recipes Here.....

    ok u guys and gals. I only see one recipe. C'mon, choke it up for us challangers Oops. ok a few recipes, arent there more????
    Last edited by alxjss; 12-21-2007 at 05:08 PM. Reason: correction
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    I'd love to share mine but since we are now in the discus challenge it's become trade secret 'n all that- competitive advantage etc..

    Ok then- here's one I made the other day.

    Three kinds of seafood in equal quantity (500g):
    Salmon cutlets- boned and briefly blended (I like to leave the softer skin on but find the tougher skin doesnt blend well so it needs to be removed)
    Red snapper fillet- boned and blended
    Prawns- heads removed, peeled and cooked

    Spirulina- half teaspoon
    Naturose- half teaspoon
    Protein powder- two tablespoons (make sure no added sugar etc)
    Garlic- few fresh cloves crushed
    Cyclopeze flake- blended to powder.
    Multivitamin- few caps emptied of course
    Agar agar- seaweed gel for binding (is 80% fibre)

    Melt down the agar agar in a saucepan with approx one cup water as per packet instructions. Mix remaining ingredients well then add to agar gel and mix. Make sure the seafood mix isnt too cold or it will set the gel when you add it.
    Bag it, cool it, and freeze it.

    I buy the prawns cooked, and the agar agar is odourless so the preparation smell of this recipe is bearable.

    I get the usual sarcastic comments from the human family members about fish eating like royalty, etc. The dog just hangs around drooling when I'm feeding it to the fish.

    You might have to try a few tactics to get your discus hooked.

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    Default Re: Seafood Mix Recipes Here.....

    Thanx Tony. Don't fret too much. I have only been keeping discus since may, Many others have much more experience than me.
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    Mine is a little different every time. No "true" recipe.. I always use shrimps, garlic, vitamines high in Ca & Mg, lots of pure spirulina flakes as binder. I usually just mix a melody of fish taken, what is considered " by catch" from the local fish plant which includes squid often!! Bonus for me too ( calaramari yum). Occasionally I'll through in a piece of salmon or scallops if they are on sale! LOL.
    All the fish I keep eat this.
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    Pierre,
    Drop me a Pm my friend, its been ages since we talked.. we need to catch up..... I've missed you! Its great seeing you posting again.

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    Tilapia is a freshwater species and it would be best to omit from discus feed, as would catfish, trout, and any other freshwater species, including landlocked salmon from freshwater lakes. Parasite and disease transmission would be the main reason.

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    Anybody in Washington State been going here for years.
    http://www.thefishoutlet.com/
    Prices and quality has always been great.
    You never know what is going to be different there or on special.
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    This may be a stupid question, but do you thaw the mix before feeding or drop it in frozen? I'm currently thawing BW and brine in a cup of tank water, then pouring it in. My tank is moderately planted, I'm trying to avoid a 'clump' of food getting stuck in a corner.

    Also, any ideas on feeding in a planted tank? I've got a cleanup crew of (12, now fat, corys and a yo-yo botia) in my 90G with 6 juvie AWE X Red Melons. Unfortunately, the black background and Eco-complete have them all showing peppering (none at the breeder)

    Appreciate any help......
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    Default Re: Seafood Mix Recipes Here.....

    People do it both ways. I drop it into the tank in small frozen chunks or, with BH, in long thin "potato peeling" like strips. If your taking the time to thaw the BW's and BS, you can put it in a BS net and rinse away the dirty water as well.
    I'm afraid your fish will always look peppered in a tank with black back and/or plants with dark gravel. The cleanup crew will help keep the water clean but keep in mind that juvies don't grow well in planted tanks or look their best with dark backgrounds and gravel.
    HTH,

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    Why do juvies tend not to grow so well in a planted thank? what if the water is clean and they have good food?
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    Default Re: Seafood Mix Recipes Here.....

    Since I only have a small food processor, here is my seafood mix. It makes a good slab that lasts about 1 month since I feed my discus a variety of food. They tear this up though!

    1 cup raw tuna
    1/2 cup of sea salmon
    4 shrimps
    4 mussels (occasionally)
    1 tbsp ground pellets
    1/4 cup of Prime Reef flake
    1 tbsp liquid vitamins
    1/4 cup boiled frozen spinach
    1/2 extremely ripe banana
    1 crushed garlic clove
    1/4 tsp paprika

    I just throw everything into the food processor and viola! It has some small bits still visible. Maybe 15-20 seconds max. Then I plop everything in a sandwich size freezer bag and throw it in the freezer. Once frozen, I tear the bag off the block and place it on a chopping board. I cut the block into nice cubes, about the size of a FBW cube and then put all the cubes into a freezer bag and place it in the freezer. It's easy to just grab a cube and throw it in the tank.

    Another larger mix

    http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showthread.php?t=69130

    Eddie
    Last edited by Eddie; 07-16-2009 at 10:13 PM.

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