Help with raising food for fish and coral

I would like to raise my own fish food. But have no idea how or what kind to raise. Can someone tell me what I could raise, how to do it, and what I could feed with it?
The most common meat based fish food is mysis shrimp, however raising mysis shrimp in the home isn't an easy task. The larger mysis shrimp that most of us feed are generally a freshwater genus and because they are cannibalistic they will eat the smaller fry. As such you will need multiple tanks (3+) and need to constantly separate and sort the mysis by size to reduce cannibalism.

Other alternatives would be raising silversides, which I would think would be rather easy but you would still have a food costs associated with feeding the feeder fish.

One of the cheaper, and some would argue healthier, options is to make your own fish food. You can buy frozen bags of shrimp, squid, cuttlefish, mussel, and octopus, found in the frozen section of an asian market and just toss it through a food processor, freeze and serve.

Marc has a great article on his site of multiple options for making your own food.
Are you asking about live food? You can drip mollys over to salt. Get them at Petco on sale for $1.00 each. Take your time and the success rate is will over 90%.

You can get live silver sides here:

You can also get live bullet minnows from You will have to call her ahead of time and make shipping arrangements.
problem with raising your own live food is the time and money....first you have to hatch them and then majority of the time newly hatched live food need to be fed and fattened up as newly hatched live food is very poor nutritionaly for marine fish. If you are looking to make food for your corals i would look at growing phytoplankton and then make some rotifers and feed them the phytoplankton.

now a days there are so many quality frozen foods that feed corals and fish .... rods food. LRS "Fish Frenzy" (I just ordered some as i heard good reviews of it)
Since you mention wanting food for corals, you could try your hand at culturing rotifers and copepods. Both can be cultured in 5g buckets or 10g aquariums. Rotifers are really easy, but do take a few minutes daily. Copepods are a little more picky. I wasn't successful the last time I tried, but I haven't made a second attempt yet either. Starter cultures for copepods are a lot easier to get nowadays with Algagen's line. Which copepod to culture is dependant on what you're trying to feed.