Homemade Fish Gel Food

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Introduction: Homemade Fish Gel Food

This is an instrutable on how to make super healthy fish food at home. In gel form the food is released only as the fish eat it and you control not only portion, but the overall quality of the food.

Step 1: Ingredients


4 cups of water (does not need to be de-chlorinated as boiling will release gases)
1/2 cup Pumpkin
1/2 cup Scallops
1/2 cup Red Bell Peppers
2 cups Kale Greens
2 x 1000 mg Krill Oil (or Fish Oil/Flaxseed)
3 tsp Paprika
1 acidophilus tablet
4 Gelatine Packets
1 clove of garlic
1 7-8oz can of salmon (washed) or 1/4 cup of fresh salmon

Equiptment:
Mixing Spoon
3qt or larger pot
Large Tupperware
Blender
Freezer



Step 2: BLEND!

Start by adding solids first, then add two cups of water and blend.
Then add the remaining ingredients and blend once more.

Step 3: BOIL!

Mover the contents of the blender into a pot 3 qt or larger. Bring to a boil stirring the whole time. 

NOTE: The mixture will be very thick so this will happen in no time. Do not cook past a boil.

Step 4: SET!

Add the gelatine packets to the mixture once it is at a boil.
Then add 2 cups of chilled water.
Pour the finished product into your desired container.

Step 5: FREEZE!

Place the containers in the freezer.
(Remember to keep the containers level as any shape they are in now they will set as.)
Leave to freeze overnight.
Remove only what you desire to defrost for the week's usage.

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    3 Comments

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    scoochmaroo
    scoochmaroo

    10 years ago on Introduction

    How do you portion out the food? Just scoop it? Would it be easier to use something like an ice cube tray for pre-portioned amounts?

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    spdoug123
    spdoug123

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It makes quite a large amount. I chip away what I use for the week, and then leave the rest in the freezer. Preportioning doesn't always work because you may need to cut off only the amount the fish are willing to eat.