What are some substitutes for fish feed

Feeding - mixed fish food yourself

 

Here we would like to give some suggestions for the production of "own feed mixes" as an alternative to the usually quite expensive finished feed mixes of the individual suppliers. We make no claim to the completeness and effectiveness of our feed mixes. The individual mixes are usually the ideas of individual association members who have agreed to their publication.

Basics:

Almost all flours or meals made from natural ingredients are suitable for the production of fodder. Here at least the most common ones suitable for feed production:
Corn flour, bran, copram molasses (available in rural stores), bread flour (breadcrumbs), biscuit (cheap to make yourself from old cake bases), rusk flour, oat flakes, semolina. At the baker you trust, it can also be worthwhile to ask about old baked goods (bread, rolls, waffles, cake bases), which can then become very good food with a little work on your own. The addition of speculoos, gingerbread or other pastries can also be very good.
You can also make your own flour or meal from: nuts, hemp, beans, peas and lentils. Birdseed has also been found in some mixtures.

Roasted flours or grits have a more intense taste and are therefore preferred.

Once you have put together your mix, it can be worth refining the feed with a little "taste".

When it comes to feed additives, the selection is huge, so only the best known:
Sugar, chocolate powder (cocoa), milk powder, marzipan, vanilla, coconut, fruit aroma (better sweet than sour), spices (cardamom, coriander, garlic, aniseed, gingerbread spices, and pepper and salt can also be successful). Cheese, potato powder and luncheon meat. There is also a large selection of aromatic additives of all kinds in your fishing specialist shop.
Sand, clay, or gravel are great for making the feed heavy.

But: Better to be safe than sorry, that means: do not mix everything together at once and do not "season" all of the food right away, because if the target group does not like it, good advice is expensive.

Bream and carp like it mostly sweet - vanilla, marzipan, coconut, caramel, strawberry.
Roach and chub are a bit tart - cardamom, aniseed, chocolate (especially in winter)
Barbs love cheese and meat flavor - Gouda (also on the hook), Parmesan, breakfast meat

The color of the feed can be estimated as follows:
Warm and cloudy water - light and nutritious food
The water is cold and clear - the food is dark and nutrient-poor

Another tip:
Write down what you mixed up. If you've succeeded then be sure to try again. And if it doesn't work, you know exactly what can't be used again.



Here are some suggestions for feed mixes

Running water - slowly

3 parts corn flour
3 parts of white flour
1 part copra molasses
1 part waffle flour
1 part nut flour (toasted)
1 part semolina

Running water - quickly

3 parts of white flour
3 parts sponge cake (toasted)
1 part waffle flour
1 part semolina
1 part hemp meal (roasted)
1 part clay

Still water - bottom

3 parts corn flour
2 parts of bran
1 part oatmeal
1 part copra molasses
1 part white flour
1 part hemp meal (roasted)
1 part nut flour

Still water - mean water

3 parts corn flour
3 parts of bran
1 part popcorn flour
1 part hemp flour
1 part coconut flour
1 part milk powder

Roach feed (simple)

4 parts of white flour
4 parts corn flour
1 part biscuit
1 part hemp meal
Fruit flavor

Bream feed (simple)

3 parts of white flour
3 parts biscuit
2 parts of copra molasses
2 parts of oatmeal
Marzipan flavor

Bream feed (special)

3 parts of white flour
2 parts biscuit
2 parts of copra molasses
1 part pellets (fish flavor)
1 part corn flour
1 part oatmeal

Barbel food

3 parts of white flour
2 parts biscuit
2 parts semolina
1 part hemp (whole grains cooked)
1 part corn (whole grains cooked)
1 part cheese or luncheon meat

Carp feed - running water

4 parts of white flour
2 parts of oatmeal
2 parts corn flour
1 part potato powder
1 part corn (whole grains)
Vanilla flavor

Carp feed - still water

2 parts biscuit
2 parts of bran
2 parts corn flour
2 parts canned corn (crushed)
1 part potato powder
1 part sugar

If you do not want to mix your feed yourself, you can of course simply "extend" all of the ready mixes you have bought by adding fresh flour (running water) or corn flour (still water). So you've got the aroma of a good mix and you've done something for your wallet too.

And now have fun mixing and, of course, good luck trying it out.