Discus Food Recipes
Discus fish thrive greatly on a number of food types. These include beef, veal, turkey heart, fish fillets, shrimp and liver of beef/ turkey. Below are some of the common recipes for making these food types for the discus fish.
Discus Food Recipes 1: Beef Heart and Shrimp
- 3 cups of ground beef heart. (Remove the blood vessels and fat)
- 4 tablespoons of yellow cornmeal or cooked wheat germ.
- 1 cup ground raw shrimp (without the shell).
- 3 tablespoons of ground garlic.
- ½ cup cooked spinach puree.
- Yolk of 3 eggs.
- 2 tablespoons of paprika.
- 6 crushed calcium citrate and Vitamin D supplements.
- 4 multivitamins (washed and soaked in water to form a soup).
- 2 cups of meat lover’s flakes and 1 cup discus and angel flake.
- 2 ounces of Formula One Marine
- 7 small boxes of unflavored gelatin.
Mix all the above ingredients and heat them. Do not boil. Stir in the gelatin and mix again. Pour the mixture out and allow it to cool. Once it cools, cut it into small pieces and freeze it in zip-lock bags. You can add 3 tablespoons of spirulina powder/krill/plankton.
Discus Food Recipes 2: Veal Heart
- Veal heart (should be rinsed well in cold water and cleaned of blood vessels and fat).
- One 10 ounce packet of frozen spinach; thaw and squeeze out the water.
- 6 cloves of garlic.
- 3 large handfuls of any type of dry flake food.
- 1 cup Quaker oats.
- 1 small box of unflavored gelatin.
- 6 multivitamins washed off the protective coating and dunked in a small cup of water.
Blend all these ingredients into a food processor and store the paste in freezer bags. The mixture should be around ¼ inch thick in the bags, when placed it in the freezer. At the time of feeding, just break off a piece, place it on a paper towel and allow it to thaw. Then feed the fish!
Discus Food Recipes 3: Turkey Heart, Turkey Liver, Shrimp, and Fish Fillets
- 350 pounds turkey heart, washed and trimmed of all blood vessels and fat.
- 150 pounds turkey liver.
- 50 pounds non-oily fish fillets.
- 100 pounds peeled shrimp.
- 32 pounds green peas.
- 20 pounds fish flakes.
- 10 pounds oatmeal
After allowing the hearts, livers, fish fillets and shrimp to thaw, cook them separately. Grind each of them and then mix them together. Grind this mixture once again and dollop the final mixture into plastic bags. Flatten the mixture in the plastic bag, so as to remove the air. Store in the freezer and thaw before feeding this discus fish food to the fish.
Discus Food Recipes 4: Beef Heart, Shrimp, Beef Liver and White Fish
- 3 pounds beef heart.
- 1 pound beef liver (trimmed, rinsed well and soaked for 3 minutes in hot water).
- 2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled.
- White fish – 1 pound.
- 2 pounds frozen plankton.
- 2 packets of lightly steamed spinach.
- 1 box of lightly steamed peas.
- Yolk of 6 eggs.
- ⅓ cup Kelp seaweed powder.
- ¼ cup brewer’s yeast.
- ½ cup cooked wheat germ.
- Spirulina powder – 1 tablespoon.
- Vitamin C powder – 1 tablespoon.
Blend the beef heart, liver, shrimp, white fish, plankton, peas and spinach in a food processor. Dollop out the paste in a large bowl and add to it the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Place the mixture into freezing bags and freeze them until needed. At feeding time, take a piece and allow it to thaw. Feed it to the discus in the fish tank.
Besides the above mentioned recipes, these fish also feed on frozen blood worms, mosquito larvae, white worms, Mysis shrimp, glass worms, red worms (chopped up) and dried or frozen adult brine shrimp. One can make some modification to the recipe as one desire. The above mentioned discus fish food recipes are suitable for discus fish of all ages.