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So, today I finally received a free sample of Super Green from our wonderful sponsor, Tastyworms. Very exited to try it, I heated spring water to about 150 degrees in the microwave then added 3 teaspoons hot water to 1 teaspoon Repashy. When I stirred it, I noticed it was a bit thicker in consistency. I watched this video on preparing SG and I noticed it wasn't as watery when pouring into the mold. Afterwards, I set the small bowl over the remaining hot water to sort of "heat" it for a few minutes. It's been in the fridge since 3:00 PM today. It's mushy in consistency, not really as hard as I see it in the video. If it doesn't set overnight, I think I'll just try again. Did I do anything wrong? I don't think it's setting right. So, my question is, how do YOU prepare Repashy? I know many members go about different ways at preparing it than what's on the label. Which is the most efficient and won't stink up the house? Can it be made in smaller increments, like teaspoons?
This was a lot of fun... for both me and the fish! First the photos. I like this photo (below) because you can faintly see the food "dust" that he's spitting out while chewing. My favorite photo (below) ! You can see Luca's derpy eyes (how they go in different directions) in this photo. And there's video too! As you'll see, Clover never actually ate from the rock! He kept swimming close and looking at it very suspiciously, but he never went for it. Instead, he zoomed around eating the leftover bits that the other guys had ripped off. I didn't let them finish all the food on the rock. It was way too much for one feeding, so I put it in the fridge for later. My husband laughed at the silliness of keeping a rock slathered in green paste in our fridge.
I started repashy soilent green about 2.5 weeks ago with my 2 GF. My thoughts are if you have a fish with constipation/floatiness or just a poor digestive system this food is a good switch from pellets. Its not a cure-all as I hoped it might be. I still have to be super careful to not overfeed. I am dividing up about .75gram between the two of them along with about 1/4" green bean and a pea every day as the repashy wasn't enough by itself to get rid of his constipation. Any more food then that and it starts over. Their air eating is way down though they still do it after meals. What I've noticed the most improvement in is probably his floatiness that I have been very worried would turn into permanent swim bladder issues. They both swim throughout the tank way more than they used to. At night, after I turn off the hood light, he spends the rest of the night slowly cruising a couple inches above the bottom of the tank, going round and round the tank. Its very nice to see this. She still floats in the current at night while she sleeps but she has never had the digestive issues as him. I have been hesitant to add any other different foods in yet. I need to figure out the exact amount I can give him before seeing the constipation/floaty issues but I think I'm close at .75gram divided into 3 meals along with veggies. I am definitely finding out less is more with food with them. If you have a fish with these kind of issues, repashy is worth trying.
I finally got around to making my first small batch from the sample Alex sent me, and it was quite a success. I have literally fed it in every tank I have. This is just a quick overview the experience I just had with it, I'll write a big review some time later after a few days of using this product. All the fish loved it. Not necessarily much more than the usual gel food I make, but that might be because my gel food smells JUST LIKE the soilent green. How sad is that LOL Anyway. I made three pieces of ceramic tile and poured some on it, let it settle and fed it. One piece went in my tropical community tank, one piece in the tropical QT tank and one piece in with Hugo's offspring. Everyone likes it a lot. The bloodfin tetras and corydoras were having a ball at their feeding station within 30 seconds. Fed a couple cubes directly for the angel and he too devoured it. The betta loves it, and so do the frogs The remaining goldfish got theirs cubed and love it. I see only slight floating after feeding in my floater tank. Significantly less than after feeding pellets. Meaning none of them is stuck to the surface (yet, because you never know) but are still staying mostly at mid level. Wakka is the only one who is doing surface gobbling (as always), and Vanille only a little bit. Banana and Bullet love theirs too, although I have to cut the cubes a bit smaller. Bullet had problems with the size of the gel food. I have mixed probiotics in, so over time this might help a bit with the floating