|faq | etiquette | register | my account | search | mailbox|
|Home-made fish food?|
Has anyone every tried making their own fish food, using gelatin and pureed veggies or baby food? Is it okay? I have a friend that has his own recipe and I want to try it. But.... I don't know if unflavored gelatin (any gelatin) is safe for the fish.
He says his fish love it, but I just don't know...
|Posted 11-Mar-2010 01:35|
* * *Fish Slave* * *
|Posted 11-Mar-2010 02:30|
Why would it be included in hundreds of recipes if it wasn't safe for the fish?
Why would it be used in human food if it was toxic?
|Posted 11-Mar-2010 09:25|
Well, toxic and safe for fish are different. For example, you cannot feed Malawi cichlids too much meat as they will develop Malawi bloat since they are primarily herbivorous.
But it still stands that unflavored gelatin is safe.
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian.
|Posted 11-Mar-2010 20:11|
* * *Fish Slave* * *
Well, toxic and safe for fish are different. For example, you cannot feed Malawi cichlids too much meat as they will develop Malawi bloat since they are primarily herbivorous.True. Just choose the appropriate food types for the fish you are going to be feeding, put it all through your grinder, bind it together with the gelatine, flat pack it in zip lock bags & once gelatine has set, freeze it for future use.
When I had my mbuna, I made a vegie mix for them, held together with gelatin.
Why would it be included in hundreds of recipes if it wasn't safe for the fish?I guess you can never be too careful. For instance, avocado & chocloate are not toxic to humans, but they are poisonous for birds. Birds can die overnight if fed either of those things. My vet recently told me that onions & chocolate also can cause deadly reactions in some (but not all) dogs.
|Posted 11-Mar-2010 20:41|
The views expressed on this page are the implied opinions of their respective authors.
Under no circumstances do the comments on this page represent the opinions of the staff of FishProfiles.com.
FishProfiles.com Forums, version 11.0