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Old 10-14-2013, 01:08 PM
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Default Spirulina Powder for Fry (preparation)

For those who use this, how do you prepare it?

1) What binding agent do you use [green peas, gelatin, or Agar (a seaweed based gelatin)].
2) What is your recipe?
3) How you prepare it?
4) What food you mix it with?

Thanks so much.

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That is the link to my recipe. Last batch I made was with spirulina powder. Fry loved it.
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Russ,

I've never made food from the powder, but I do know that my Miks love the Spirulina flake I get from Greg at LAA.

I've heard of many guys using the gelatin.

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If your going to try it definitely go with the agar. Very nutritious alone
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Thanks guys!

I went with the spirulina powder as it is much more nutritious. The only trick is that you need a binding agent.

This will be for frontosa fry. My plan is to use the following ingredients:
1. Freeze dried krill fines.
2. FD Mysis.
3. Meat lovers flake high in protein.
4. Spirulina powder (which is also very high in protein).
5. Agar (as a binding agent).

Thanks for those links!

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economicly how much more expensive is nls grow
For me, it is not a $$$ issue. I am not a fan of NLS. Too much waste/filler.
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I ended up making a batch a few weeks ago and just "winged" it. Had a lot more questions once I started but it was too late for help

I probably ended up a little on the heavy side for the foods but it all holds together once it cooled. I cubed it up and took out a weeks supply and froze the rest.

My school of Mikula fry LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! It is so cool to just plop a few chunks in the tank and they attack it like a school of pirahna. I plan to make a video of them attacking it before I start shipping these little dudes out to their new homes.

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I ended up making a batch a few weeks ago and just "winged" it. Had a lot more questions once I started but it was too late for help

I probably ended up a little on the heavy side for the foods but it all holds together once it cooled. I cubed it up and took out a weeks supply and froze the rest.

My school of Mikula fry LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! It is so cool to just plop a few chunks in the tank and they attack it like a school of pirahna. I plan to make a video of them attacking it before I start shipping these little dudes out to their new homes.

Thanks for all your help!

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Can you help me with the recipe?
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Can you help me with the recipe?
I'm not sure how much help I can be. It's the kind of thing you just have to experiment with. You are gonna need some sort of guide. Can't find the old one I used before. You may want to look into this one:

http://www.allnaturalpetcare.com/DIY...gredients.html

Basically, you are going to boil some water (I used distilled water) and you are to add the agar (binding agent). Then you mix in your ingredients of choice (purée them first in a blender). Mix them into the dissolved, hot, agar. Pour into a tray, that will be easy to cut squares later, and let it cool and set in the refrigerator. Keep in mind you are going to want to make small cubes for fry.

It's messy in the tank but fry and adults will go nuts over it once they get used to it. The spirulina powder is, like, a thousand times better than spirulina flake. This is supposed to be a very good color enhancing food. I never tested this empiracally or researched for empirical evidence.

I suspect it helps and they fish attacked it like piranha so I enjoyed the entire process. You just have to experiment and make a couple batches.

Good luck!

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