Poll: What Do You Feed the Fish?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by dbl, Nov 10, 2017.

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  1. Flakes

    250 vote(s)
    35.9%
  2. Pellets

    457 vote(s)
    65.6%
  3. Packaged Frozen Foods

    592 vote(s)
    84.9%
  4. Homemade Recipe (Feel Free to Share in Thread)

    66 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. Live Worms

    33 vote(s)
    4.7%
  6. All of the Above

    23 vote(s)
    3.3%
  7. Other

    52 vote(s)
    7.5%
  8. I Don't Have Fish!

    4 vote(s)
    0.6%
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  1. Rick San Nicolas

    Rick San Nicolas Member Partner Member 2018

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    Great selections that people are using and some useful suggestions as well.
     
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  2. leepink23

    leepink23 Well-Known Member

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    What size Pe mysis pellets do you use? You like these better than the apex pellets?
     
  3. MMacro

    MMacro Well-Known Member

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    I have used neptune’s crossover diet and didn’t have great results with it. I use the smallest (1mm) PE Mysis Pellets.
     
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  4. October Sky

    October Sky Well-Known Member

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    I've "slacked" food for my entire adult life, but never knew that there was a term for it. Thanks for teaching me something I never knew I wanted to know.
     
  5. cracker

    cracker Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I use "whole " oyster,clam & glass minnows (same as silversides). frozen then" finely" chopped . I add ocean plankton & Rod's fish only blend. I add fresh fish roe , liver ,shrimp head etc when I have it. I need to add nori but really don't have any fish that I can't satisfy with a veggie clip. Then a squirt of vita chem. How much gets absorbed I'm not too confident. I went to my local pharmacy for vitamin C just today but it had a bunch of other stuff in it so. I'll try a health food store next for a more pure form of Vit C. Anyway I make up enough for 4 or 5 days. I don't have very many fish at the moment so it's a little amount. I feed just a "little" bit 3 or 4 times a day.
    Every body seems fat & happy ! Oh Ya I also add a few drops of Sriracha for taste. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Shigshwa

    Shigshwa Well-Known Member

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    With pellets later in the day as a second meal for my more active wrasses and the like, I feed my personal mix of blended clams, squid, and bay scallops in the morning. Boy do the fish love that stuff!
     
  7. Jmas4

    Jmas4 Well-Known Member

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    For my homemade food recipe:
    Supply-LRS reef frenzy
    -LRS Fish frenzy
    -LRS Herbivore Frenzy
    -Frozen squid (market)
    -Frozen Scallops (market)
    -Frozen white fish (market)
    -PE Mysis
    -PE Calanus
    -A little bit of garlic and selcon

    Step 1 After thawing cut the squid, scallop, and white fish into small and large chunks for the smallest fish and my triggers.

    Step 2 After thawing mix mysis, LRS and calanus with the cut squid, scallop, and white fish. Put in a little bit of garlic and selcon

    Step 3 Put the mixture into a shallow plastic tray. And freeze until semisolid.

    Step 4 When semisolid with a knife cut indents into the food. I have mine at 1.5 by 1.5 inches. Then re freeze.

    Step 5 When fully frozen take the food out of the plastic tray and with the indents you made snap the frozen food into small cubes. Store the cubes and feed 1 a day!
     
  8. Susan Edwards

    Susan Edwards Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    okay, I'll show my ignorance. What is "slacked"
     
  9. jd371

    jd371 Well-Known Member

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    I use a worm keeper that I bought from https://www.aquaticfoods.com/BlackwormAccessoriesM.html. I keep a jug of fresh RODI water in the fridge and before feeding the fish I'll rinse the worms, take what I need and the rest go back in the fridge. Usually one rinse is all that is needed, but if the keeper is packed with worms the water will foul faster so two rinses are needed, once in the morning and again before feeding. The worms stay alive for months if they are rinsed daily. I'm fortunate to be able to get the worms from my lfs, but in the past I ordered through the above link.
     
  10. drblakjak55

    drblakjak55 Well-Known Member

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    Love that blog recipe to make five pounds of food. Must have one big tank.
    Omega One flakes. Mysis/Spirilina flakes and pellets and Dried plankton in feeder twice a day
    Frozen mysis, and ground up shrimp and clam twice a week
     
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