Frozen Reef Food Recipe

Diy fish food cubesThere are many basic recipes available for creating your own foods for your fish and invertebrates, even the filter-feeding ones. Some are more practical than others. In general, a good recipe should provide a well-rounded diet for various life-forms in the aquarium. Most filter-feeding invertebrates are omnivorous (they require both meat and plant-matter to survive) as are many fishes. Here is a good example for a fish/invertebrate ration. Feel free to modify it as you see fit.

  • 5 oz shrimp, peeled
  • 3 oz shellfish (shelled)
  • 5 oz Artemia (frozen, packed)
  • 3 oz spinach, canned (or dried seaweed)
  • 1 oz Liquid Vitamin (Selco or equivalent)



  • 2 oz Various Mollusk types (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 oz Flake/Powdered fish food
  • 2-3 oz Rotifer cultures, fresh or frozen
  • 2 oz Sea urchin, frozen

Diy food tray made with eggcrate

Finely Chop shrimp, shellfish and spinach (or seaweed). Thoroughly mix in thawed Artemia and liquid vitamin. Either utilize small ice-cube tray to re-freeze or freeze in small, flat blocks that can be shaved with a cheese grater or broken into smaller pieces for feeding time. A good idea I came up with is to use egg crate (left over from my plenum DIY project)

For invertebrates, use a blender to puree ingredients. Feed about 1 tsp per 100 gallons of aquarium water depending on bio-load of system 2 - 3 times a week. (one cube from small egg crate is about 1 tsp

Put food in blender








Another Recipe Idea

Second DIY fish food

This particular ration is one that I am recently experimenting with.

  • Dried Raw Seaweed
  • Frozen Squid
  • Frozen Baby Octopus
  • Frozen Goby Fish


The directions for this recipe are the same fore the one above. It might be a good idea to pre-chop dry sea-weed because it doesn't chop well with other ingredients.

Diy fish food prepared

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Frozen Reef Food Recipe