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Hello, so I was going to put this in diy but figured anyone can make food so its not really a diy, the more important aspect I guess I want to share or discuss is the nutrition side of things.

Heres my diy shrimp/ fish food, 

Especially great for getting meds into your beloved critters. 

I in no way copied instructions on how to do this so I'm taking aaaaalll the creds lol. "Narcasist" 

What you'll need: (buy organic where possible but doesn't really matter)

A blender(or preferably stick blender)

Baking paper

An oven and fan(preferably a dehydrator if you or nana has one)

Garlic (preferably fresh-not minced)

Nori Seaweed sheets for sushi

Spirulina powder

dry yeast(preferably nutritional yeast) 

Soybean husk(shrimp snow)

Boiled sweet potatoe


First blend up all your dry ingedients one by one into a course power.

Then blend your garlic with a little bit of water, before adding it to your dry ingedients.

Mix everything together well and add enough water to reach a "wet toothepaste" consistancy.

Keep track of the quantities you've added and write them down for next time.

Preheat your oven to about 160c and place a large room fan in front of you oven with the door open just slightly, your oven is now a ghetto dyhydrator lol



Spread your mix out on a sheet of baking paper. 

Place another sheet on top and use a rolling pin to flatten it right out.

The thinner you make it the faster and better it dries- this needs to be fully 100 percent "cracker" dry as it is high in protein and will foul very fast if not dried properly- drying temps we use come close to pasteurisation temps so it is actually quite a sterile way to make clean food that won't go bad fast.


Once it's dry enough- (You will be able to easily peel away the top sheet of baking paper without much sticking.)  Start breaking it up into smaller pieces so it dries more efficiently.


When it's fully "cracker dry" and crumbles between your fingers it's done, this takes only 1-2 hours and can be done without having to check it if you use a proper dehydrator. (Great investment if you plant to do this often.)

Store in air type bags to reduce moisture and oxygen exposure.


First introduction to my RCS: (the tanks a mess right now "shame"


10min later.... gone. Haha they showed massive interest so have all my Bettas. 


Hope you guys like it.

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What temps for the oven and how long (approx) do you dry it in the oven for?

Any pics of the final product?

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Sorry I'm still writing it haha got side tracked. 

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@jayc love being a premium member now, can upload aaaaalll the pics haha

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7 hours ago, Zebra said:

got side tracked.

Ahh that makes sense now.  And the pics are great. 

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Yeah, c'mon @Shrimpmaster.

There should be no secrets in the shrimp keeping community.

I'd like to compare ingredients to my own DIY food ... the Shrimp Kandy Feast.


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Haha @Kaylenna @jayc,

Sure, if I only could remember :). I put in a lot of stuff and want to be sure first they not die from it, so that's why they are secret haha.

But if I remember correct the list should be somehting like this:

Spinach, nettle leaf, ricebran, garlic powder, krill meal and oil, bee pollen and agar-agar, yeast. In order from a lot to a little bit. 

My problem is that it floats the first 5 min. What about your cooking @Zebra does it sinks directly?


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Yeah mine sinks straight away. All my fish and shrimp love it.

Going to add different stuff next time and bulk it up a bit more, you could probably even use stuff like dead plant matter from planted tanks too. As well as specific amino acids etc. 

My main reason for making it is for medication but it's hard to find shrimp food that doesn't contain copper too.

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Rice malt syrup is another one I put in there too, has great complex carbs. 

Haha I only just saw the food and nutrition section, whoops.

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5 hours ago, Zebra said:

just saw the food and nutrition section, whoops.

I can move it to the right section for you.

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Thanks mate. There's so much useful info on here I can imagine it would get a bit chaotic without everything in its right place haha.



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6 hours ago, Zebra said:

There's so much useful info on here





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