- Feb 16, 2018
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Wanted to share my simple recipe for medicated frozen food with the community.
I feed this to all of my fish through QT, and my DT on occasion, and have been very successful in treating bacterial/fungal/internal parasites/worms with it. Its nothing particularly unique or special, but I have found preparing it this way makes the whole process of dosing medicated food much easier.
Without further ado, the recipe:
Medicated Fish Food
Serves: Lots of Fish
- 7 Cubes Frozen Fish Food (Whatever your fish like)
- 2ml Selcon Concentrate
- 2 Scoops Seachem Metroplex
- 1 Scoop Seachem Kanaplex
- 3 Scoops Seachem Focus
- Additional Seaweed/Pellets/Etc
Add 7 Cubes (Standard Size) of frozen food to a glass. You can use whatever foods your fish prefer (In the photo above, I've used Hikari Spirulina and Omega Brine)
Add to the cubes pellets and/or seaweed if your fish eat it. For my Tang, I cube up small pieces of nori with a pair of scissors. I have found that my Bristletooth will not go for pieces that are too large (however larger tangs likely would).
Add the powdered medication. I use 2 scoops of Metroplex, 1 scoop of Kanaplex, and 3 scoops of Focus for 7 cubes of food. Metroplex treats a broad range of bacterial issues, Kanaplex treats fungal issues, and Focus is a antibacterial polymer that binds the medication to the food. These medications are very safe for nearly all fish and are hard to overdose.
Let the cubes thaw at room temperature. Add the Selcon and swirl the slurry around until well mixed (you'll know its ready when it smells like the dumpster behind a Captain D's)...
Pour the food back into the empty portions of the blister pack and return to the freezer to set up.
Once frozen, cut cubes into portion sizes you prefer and store in the freezer.
Bon Appetit! Garnish with a nice demi glace and pair with an aged Malbec