Main Diet of Your Discus Fish

A beef heart or turkey heart, fish, shrimp mixture should be the main diet of your discus fish. Use other recommended tropical fish foods as a supplement to vary your fishes diet. If you really want your discus fish to grow, avoid feeding freeze-dried tropical fish foods or tropical fish flake foods as their main diet.

Our Discus Fish Food Recipe

  1. 350 pounds of turkey hearts (beef heart can also be used)
  2. 150 pounds of turkey livers
  3. 100 pounds of peeled shrimp
  4. 50 pounds of fish fillets (non oily fish)
  5. 32 pounds of green beans or peas or spinach(food for plecos)
  6. 20 pounds of fish flake food (to help bind food)
  7. 10 pounds of oatmeal
  • Thaw all frozen ingredients to remove water and blood.
  • Cook the hearts, liver, fish and shrimp
  • Grind the hearts, liver, fish and shrimp
  • Mix all the ingredients together
  • Grind the final mixture and put into plastic bags. Flatten mixture in bags to remove air and then store in freezer.
  • Thaw before feeding to your discus.

Your discus will love eating homemade fish food!

Other Recommended Tropical Fish Food For Your Discus Fish

  1. Frozen Blood Worms
  2. TetraColor Tropical Granules, Clear Water Advanced Formula (16262), 10.58-Ounce, 1-Liter
  3. Frozen or Live Adult Brine Shrimp(artemia)
  4. Mosquito Larvae
  5. Daphnia (great for small fish fry)
  6. White Worms
  7. Mysis Shrimp
  8. Chopped up Red Worms
  9. Live Black Worms
  10. Omega One Cichlid Flakes, 5.3 oz