Agar-agar, the secret ingredient in discus fish porridge

Tue, 07/12/2021 - 09:59
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Discus fish are considered the kings of aquariums, not only for their beauty, but also for how delicate they are. They require special care in their feeding and water quality which makes them spectacular but refined fish. If the food or water is not right, they can easily get sick or have parasites, but if they are properly cared for, they can live up to 12 years.

They belong to the Cichlid family. They can be easily recognized by their distinctive flattened body and round shape. In terms of color, we can find them in shades ranging from dark blue or yellow to white or intense red tones. They can be up to 40 centimeters long and move very quickly. They are native to South America and usually live in the rivers of the Amazon or in lakes with little activity in small schools.

As we have mentioned, one of the keys for taking care of them is food, and it is important that they get the correct proportions of all the nutrients they need. For this reason, it is becoming increasingly popular to make your own mush at home by mixing fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables with agar agar.

Once the mush is ready, the problem is how to feed it to the discus fish, and here is where agar agar comes in. By adding agar agar, the mush acquires the necessary consistency to be eaten and can easily last several hours without dissolving under water. In addition, you can make several servings and freeze them without losing their spongy texture when taken out of the freezer, as would happen with gelatin.