A selection of feeding shots- Repashy Superfoods

Posted by on March 30, 2012 | 0 comments

A selection of feeding shots- Repashy Superfoods

It has been awhile since I posted about feeding the foods in the fishroom, so I figured I would take a few minutes just to show how I like to use the foods best. My two favorite diets are the Soilent Green (aufwuchs replacement) and the Shrimp Souffle (mollusk based scavenger diet high in carotenoids). These are the two diets that I feed the most in the tanks right now. The soilent green is given to all my fish with herbivorous tendencies and weekly to all omnivores. The shrimp souffle is used for my more carnivorous critters as well as rotated in with the invertebrates.

I use a few strategies to feed the foods. I prefer to use the stove top to cook them, as I feel it gives me workability time. I boil the water, add the powder, whisk it in, then use a spatula to pour the foods when still pretty liquid onto driftwood. My grazers seem to really enjoy this. I also can use longer pieces of wood to have the food available throughout the water column. Most of my schooling fish have caught onto this quickly, and there is generally grazing at all levels of the tank. Whatever is left after coating the wood is poured into plastic containers to cool. I then will cut it into small feeding portions, or leave a large block. The smaller feeding portions and blocks are frozen. The blocks are used after they are frozen by scraping them against a lemon zester to add smaller curls to the water column for lightly stocked tanks, or for fish that are more “prey driven”.

These are just a few of the many species which are fed the Repashy Superfoods.