Homemade Molly Fish Food. Great for your fish and you can save money!
Is it difficult to make your own molly fish food? Simple guide how to make fish food
Would you like to save some money, have fun and at the same give your mollies better food? Make your own fish food! It isn’t that hard and you mollies will love it. It is ok to feed them with flakes and to be honest….flakes don’t cost that much if you don’t have hundreds of mollies and multiple tanks, but it all adds up and you might have most of the materials needed already in your fridge or at your local grocery store.
You can find multiple recipes from the internet, but basically with mollies it comes down to having some vegetables and probably some protein (shrimp, white fish) if you want to add vitamins, spirulina etc. to make it more professional you can, but it is not necessary. Add everything to blender and create fish food smoothie. It looks and can smell pretty nasty, but don’t worry about it. After creating that lovely smoothie, you add gelatine or something that will make your DIY fish food hold together. After adding gelatine you can pack it to ice cubes or flat ziploc bags, cool it down and freeze it for later use. It is ready to be served to your mollies after cooling. You can give the frozen cubes straight from the freezer. Cubes usually float and it is fun to watch mollies eating them like there is no tomorrow. So there you have it. Not much science behind it, but lot of small easy steps to make your own homemade molly fish food.
Quick homemade molly fish food for beginners
If that sounded like a lot of work you can always go the quick way: Just microwaving frozen peas until they are bit hot and take out the pea shells with your finger. You can cut them, but microwaved peas drop them to the tank and mollies will most definitely eat them. Remember to let the pea cool down after microwave! Peas are great food for mollies, because they seem to help mollies digest food better. A good tip is add some sliced garlic with peas. Garlic can help with internal parasites. You can also cook/steam peas or vegetables, but microwaving is quicker 😀
Mollies love almost all vegetables, but they seem to enjoy peas, cucumber, spinach and other soft green vegetables.
Why don’t you start steaming vegetables for your self to eat and save some for your mollies? Just don’t add any salt, butter or spices to ones you give your mollies. You and your mollies would be eating healthier and saving some extra money at the same time.
Homemade fish food can be a good option for molly fish, as it allows you to control the ingredients and nutrients that the fish are receiving. Here is a simple recipe for homemade fish food that can be suitable for molly fish:
- 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
- 1 cup cooked and mashed peas
- 1/2 cup cooked and mashed carrots
- 1/2 cup cooked and mashed spinach
- 1/4 cup cooked brown rice
- Cook the sweet potato, peas, carrots, spinach, and brown rice until they are tender.
- Mash the cooked vegetables and rice until they are smooth.
- Mix the mashed vegetables and rice together until well combined.
- Divide the mixture into small balls or patties and place them in the freezer.
- To feed the fish, remove a ball or patty from the freezer and thaw it in a bowl of water. Once thawed, cut the ball or patty into small pieces and feed them to the fish.
This homemade fish food recipe is high in nutrients and can be a good option for molly fish. It is important to remember to feed the fish small amounts several times a day, as they have small stomachs and cannot eat a lot at once. It is also a good idea to supplement the diet with other types of food, such as live or frozen foods, to provide the fish with a varied and balanced diet.
Do you have a special mix for your mollies or any other tips for home made molly fish food? Let us and everyone else know!