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Home made fish food!

Updated on November 6, 2012

For all those who have aquariums at home here is how to make fish food at home with few ingredients, at low cost and above all with no artificial elements or preservatives.


  • Egg
  • Wheat bran
  • Acetes indicus (a kind of shrimp)

Nutritional value

Egg yolk:

  • 2.7 g protein
  • 210 mg cholesterol
  • 0.61 g carbohydrates
  • 4.51 g total fat
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • VitaminK

Unsaturated fatty acids:

  • Oleic acid 47%
  • Linoleic acid 16%
  • Palmitoleic acid 5%
  • Linolenic acid 2%

Saturated fatty acids:

  • Palmitic acid 23%
  • Stearic acid 4%
  • Myristic acid 1%

Wheat bran: (One-half cup)

  • 63 calories
  • 4.5 g of protein
  • 1.2 g of fat
  • 18.7 g of carbohydrate
  • 12.4 g of fiber
  • 177 mg of magnesium
  • 2.1 mg of zinc
  • 343 mg of potassium
  • 22.5 micrograms of selenium
  • 3.9 mg of niacin
  • 3.1 mg of iron


Separate the egg yolk from egg white and beat the egg yolk well. Take wheat bran and Acetes indicus in equal quantities. Usually Acetes indicus is available in dry form but if you cannot get it in dry form then sun dry them so that it becomes dry. Now grind the Acetes indicus into a fine powder and mix it thoroughly with the wheat bran. Then add the egg yolk and mix all three ingredients into a coarse mixture without adding water. Now make tiny balls out of it and sun dry them till they become harder and also ensure that the moisture present in it due to the egg yolk is exhausted. Finally store them in an air tight container.

NOTE: since no water goes into making this food and also sun dried it is possible to keep this food for a longer period of time.



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    • suk91 profile image

      suk91 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thanks for the visit and comment eddy! :)

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Very interesting and I look forward to many more by you.