Blog 2017 – 10: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

  Above, baby Ranchu from my TOKS line that became free swimming on Valentine’s day, after hatching two days earlier. Many people fail to realize, that until the fry are free swimming you feed nothing. Also, at this stage, try never to use a net, they are just too tender. For many of us, breeding … Read more

Steamed Eggs for fry and young fish With the additives like dried blood worms

By Gary Hater Introduction In North America and much of the EU, raising fry has become a regiment of hatching brine shrimp and gradually converting to gel food, frozen food, or micro pellets. Recently on Facebook I saw a video on raising young fry with steamed chicken eggs in the Chinese tradition. After searching the … Read more

Blog 2016 – 7: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

Fresh protein and vegetables must be better than canned materials. Today we discuss fresh turnip Greens, above are typically available all year round and they are loaded with fiber, Vitamins A, C, and K. If you google the nutrients you will be surprised and pleased. Turnip greens are easy to grow, but you can get a … Read more

Blog 2016 – 6: Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

Variations in the gel food recipe Once you have the basic gel food recipe and procedure down, you must try and test the flexibility of the recipe. Over the decades of making this I have found out a lot of interesting stuff about what works and what is not worth the time and ingredients. My … Read more

Blog 2016 – 4 & 5, Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

Making the Pantry Classic: Last week we sent you all shopping for the ingredients. Be sure to review them in this post. This week, a two-step mix and assembly. Since this is a big picture show with so much info, I have labeled it for double blog status. First take four cups of hot water … Read more

Blog 2016-3, Food, Floating, Fry, and Future by Gary Hater

Quick, basic components aka the Pantry Mix: For homemade food recipes that are organic, fresh, nutritional peak of perfection, bar no expense, you will have to wait a few weeks. Let us start instead with the basics from the pantry that can be completed in 30 minutes. I promise we will get to high brow … Read more