Live Food Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Aquarium Nutrition' started by leahfiish, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Myka

    Myka Well-Known Member

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    Minced...the biggest pieces are 1/8" and the smallest are basically liquified. The gelatin binds it all. I put it in freezer bags and roll it out to 1/4" flat packs. For feeding I break off a day's worth and thaw it in the fridge. I use a baby spoon (nice small size) to half squish the food and half chop it. Dump it in. Corals and small fish eat the fines. The amount of gelatin compared to the total food weight is important...note the ratio.
     
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    Fantastic! That you so much Myka :)
     
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    I don't have the pleasure to be close to the ocean or let alone a lfs, are there any suggestions for live food that I could get fairly easily? The only thing I could think of are baby earth worms from the bait shop or I could order some red Wiggler's. I would like to feed some live food to offer variety. As of right now I only feed lrs.
     
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    Good video. I've never heard of this dude before.
     
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    Great thread! I am currently mulling the idea of cultivating my own phyto, rotifers and pods for my new 120g build. I found some nice 3g clear plastic jugs with spigots. Was thinking of getting 6, 2 for each culture. I want to run one air pump with a gang valve splitter for the six jugs. What size air pump would I want for a culture that size?
     
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