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PostSubject: Made my own food, fingers crossed.   Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:38 pm

Decided to try making my own food last night, messy business Smile wife not pleased but I seem to have been successful.
Ingredients were
Meat: 100g trimmed beef heart, 100g tilapia fillet, 100g peeled prawn,
Veg: 200g trimmed zucchini no skin or seeds, 150g spinach blanched for 30 sec, 200g cos/romaine lettuce, 425g can of peas drained, added 2 heaped teaspoons of garlic.
Used V8 juice original for liquid to aid in blending the solids used about 0.8 litres.

Blended all the ingredients then made my gelling compound by preparing 4 cups of water and 4 good teaspoons of Agar-Agar similar to gelatine but made from seaweed brought to boil and simmered for 5 minutes then added my blended mix (yummy!) the beat it all together using electric beaters while adding 2 heaps tablespoons of spirulina powder.
Poured into trays and it set in about an hour. Chopped up and spread out on trays and froze then put into snap-lock bags.

Finished product.


Bristlenose Chowing down and defending his food. My Africans seem to be fond of it to. Only feeding it to a couple of my bristlenoses at the moment proberly give it a week to make sure they don't croak before I feed it to the swarms.
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PostSubject: Re: Made my own food, fingers crossed.   Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:10 pm

Well results so far are half-half at the moment the bristlenose are eating it readily but the peppermints don't seem to have even taken a nibble which is disappointing as im having trouble getting them to feed well. They are really reluctant to eat anything other than fresh zucchini. Wafers and most other veggies don't get a look in. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Made my own food, fingers crossed.   Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:27 pm

Peps are much more nocternal and shy. Just cos they are not eating in front of you doesn't mean they are not eating. I had a trio that I never saw eat but bred like rabbits!

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PostSubject: Re: Made my own food, fingers crossed.   Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:09 am

Yeah have been checking the food though seems to be untouched in the morning after feeding just before lights out at night.
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