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Buying fish food from your local pet store can get costly and there is no way for you to truly guarantee the quality of the food. Making your own organic aquarium fish food at home is a great alternative. It can actually save you money and since you make it yourself you know your fish are getting a natural healthy diet. And its a lot easier than you might think!
What you will need:
- (2) old window screens (or make two simple wooden frames and cover them with screen
- Organically raised worms (You can buy these online from worm farmers or if you have enough room for a small bin you can raise your own and have a free self-replenishing source of fish food).
- Place the worms in a single layer on one of the screens.
- Cover with the other screen and clamp the two sides together. (If you don’t have clamps, place weighted objects diagonally across the corners to hold the frames together.)
- Set the screens out where they will get direct summer sunlight for a day or two. For winter drying set the screens in an out of the way place in your garage or workshop. Cooler days or indoor drying will take a bit longer.
- Once the worms have dehydrated, crumble them to the desired flake size for your fish.
That’s it! In four simple steps you just made healthy organic food for your fish. Store the dried flakes in Tupperware or old fish food containers for easy feeding.
If you plan to dry a large amount in the summer, store the excess in the freezer to help retain freshness longer. Since there are no preservatives or chemicals, these worms will be great for all fish, all year round.
- If you purchase fresh worms, make sure to find out what kind of diet they are fed. Raw meat or any vegetables with chemicals on them can pass on nasty things to worms like parasites and pesticides. This will make the worms toxic for your fish!
- If you want to raise your own worms there are several resources online to teach you how and explain the many extra benefits of having your own worm bin.