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03 Sep 2012 15:23 #1 by john gannon (John Gannon)
hi all
just got back from the allotment and i have an array of stuff so im going to try and make some home made food, hers what i have and intend to do with it.
1 beetroot boiled for 30 min
1/2 of a cauliflower boiled 15 min
1 small white turnip boiled 15 min
i medium carrot shredded
1 courgette blanched 1 min
1 handful of spinach blanched
the above stuff came via the allotment but i still have to add some other stuff which is
6 cloves of garlic grated
1 ingh root ginger grated
1 tsp of spirulina powder
1 tsp of paprica

once all this is ready im going to blend it all together add some gelatine and set aside half of the mix freeze it and keep it for my tropheus and mbuna etc.
with the rest i plan to add
shrimp
crab claws
whole mussels
scallops

what do yous think will my fish eat this ,is there anything on the list that i should maybe take out or anything else i could add
john

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03 Sep 2012 15:40 #2 by Acara (Dave Walters)
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I wonder how they will take to the ginger? Havn't hear of that or beetroot being used,but I havn't exactly read many recipes. Love it myself though.

Cheapest place I've found for mussels has been Tesco,wither freshor frozen.

Leave out the scallops,I'll pick them up this evening :P

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03 Sep 2012 15:49 #3 by john gannon (John Gannon)
dave ive never read or heard of either of them been used either but i taught with the beets it might change the colour of the mix so why not as for the ginger i just love them smell and taste and hope my fish do too
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03 Sep 2012 16:00 #4 by fishmama (Maria Kennedy)
I would definitely add peas.
Let us know how your fish like it!

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03 Sep 2012 16:55 #5 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
How's about some red peppers?

The ginger should boost the immune system (if given at the right level).

(and whilst you're chopping some up for the fish food, grate a few strands onto a nice hot curry for yourself......heaven.)

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03 Sep 2012 17:55 #6 by john gannon (John Gannon)
ian i always put ginger in me curry linda often says too much ;)
anyway here is a pick of how it turned out



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03 Sep 2012 19:31 #7 by christyg (Chris Geraghty)
Dont think you'll win Masterchef with that :lol:

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03 Sep 2012 20:00 #8 by john gannon (John Gannon)
Ah cristy my presentation was not great alright (there was words about the use of dinner plates for fish food),but I great reviews on taste :cool:
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04 Sep 2012 00:08 #9 by derek (Derek Doyle)
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cripes john, I hope u dont eat any of that! it looks like a rancid purple beefburger. will u be putting it on the barbie.
I'm not sure if it would be good to feed tropheus as their natural food is basically algae. still an interesting experiment but try it with the malawis first.

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04 Sep 2012 07:40 #10 by john gannon (John Gannon)
I tried this last night and the fish seemed to like it alright ,I know it didn't look very appetising to me but flake food doesnt either .anytime I've made food before it has turned out really green so this time I used beet root to give it a different look .a lot of flake foods are now bright red (crisp pro )maybe this is to attract fish better.
I'll feed them again tonight with it (except the trophs) and then I'll keep it as a once or twice a week food.
John
Ps it really does look manky :sick:

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05 Sep 2012 21:26 #11 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
I don't know what everyone is complaining about.........burger chains seem to do OK selling stuff that looks like that (and probably with the same taste).

Your fish are lucky compared to us who eat burger-chain food.

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