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Re: [Killietalk] grated shrimp as fish food
Fresh shrimp has been used for a long time as the base for home-made
frozen paste foods. You can blend in other things as well and a little
gelatin will hold it all together in the tank. There are many recipes
online and in books and journals on fish keeping.
No need to deshell those shrimp, the shells blend up just as easily as
On 3/18/07, Killiefishjlh at aol_com <Killiefishjlh at aol_com> wrote:
> I am always looking for good foods for my fish room, and tonight I was
> grating some frozen krill in my blender when it occurred that fresh shrimp (the
> kind for human consumption) might be just as nourishing. I put three medium
> size shrimp in my blender with water after defrosting them, deshelling, and
> pulling off the tails and then grated them to a fine consistency, ran them
> through a fine net, and basted the paste to my fish. Most of the fish responded
> well, and three shrimp essentially were enough to feed all 75 ten gallon tanks
> and a few two gallon tanks. In other words, a few good size shrimp go a
> long way in a fish room. Has anyone else tried this? I am wondering about the
> nutritional value and the chances of fouling the water, although I do regular
> water changes. It occurred that the uneaten shrimp particles might go bad
> fairly quickly. Has anyone tried this food? I would be curious to know what
> other hobbyists have experienced. If this is as safe and nutritional as any
> of the conventional frozen fish foods, It may be very inexpensive way to
> feed a large group of fish.
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