We weren't just a LFS. We were also wholesalers for livestock and dry goods. Our QT facility alone was bigger than any LFS I've ever been in. Heck, we even had more gallons worth of hospital tanks than most LFS's have total. We purposely overfed all of our animals just in case they freak out when purchased and don't eat for a week or two. I absolutely hated garlic because I was dealing with a LOT of food and the smell would get on my hands. No amount of washing removed it. I told Ryan and Steve that I've not used garlic for years (only using it if a fish was real sick and wouldn't eat) so lets do an experiment. Let's not use it for two months and see if there is any measurable difference in fish losses or how quickly we can move fish from the hospital tanks into QT and then later move them up to the store. They fully believed in garlic and thought I was out of my mind. However, because I was the one who maintained the health of the livestock, they agreed. Now, if after a few months, I thought that there was no difference at all, then that would be expected because because of the "non"-placebo effect. I didn't expect any higher losses. (Fish losses have a huge impact on the bottom line. Even more than what the selling price is in the store). However, after a couple of months, there were no changes whatsoever in fish losses. Then we went back to my method of only using it if a particular fish is so sick it doesn't want to eat. Obviously, this is completely anecdotal and not a scientific experiment. However, fish losses affected their pocketbooks too (and in a much higher dollar amount) and they saw no need to continually use garlic.