GO Garlic!!!

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by rogerstammy, May 4, 2009.

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  1. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If anyone can join in , I currently use Kent Garlic Guard
    and I do add a little to flakes and pellets which I feed 1 or 2 days per week

    dont soak flakes to long as they go soggy to quickly which means they absorb quickly so you know once they are damp, they are ready.

    Steve
     
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  3. bama

    bama Humpback Whale

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    I use kent marine extreme garlic. its good stuff, but be sure to keep it in the fredge because its potent..
     
  4. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Garlic rocks. I do the garlic thing at least once weekly and every day if there is something wrong with one of my fish. I just coat a piece of Nori with it and dump it in. Flake food dipped briefly for the one or two fish I have that can't stand seaweed.
     
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  5. Triplemom

    Triplemom Pajama Cardinal

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    I was going to ask if garlic should be used regularly for non-sick fish - thanks, John!
     
  6. dufresne

    dufresne Feather Duster

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    lol ::) ;d :)
     
  7. Johnnie Mac

    Johnnie Mac Bristle Worm

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    I put my frozen food in a dish of the tank water and dump it all back in. exaclty how much of the garlic juice could safely be mixed in that if I was to just put a little in to soak? Could it just be dumped into the tank with the food too?
     
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  9. rogerstammy

    rogerstammy Peppermint Shrimp

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    You know Johnnie I do not know the answer to that. I soak my food for a little bit (frozen food) to guarantee my fish are eating the garlic. As for how much I put about 6-8 drops in.
     
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  10. Johnnie Mac

    Johnnie Mac Bristle Worm

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    Thank you.
    I want to start using it but I wasn't sure on the amount and how muck can get dump into the tank. Anything that will help boost their health is worth a opportunity. 8)
     
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  11. Beaker11

    Beaker11 Astrea Snail

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    My clowns were flashing/rubbing their gills on my intake tube last week. I bought them garlic and added it to their tank water and within 1 day no more flashing. I totally am amazed. I even started using it on my 125g FW tank and my clown loaches and botias go NUTS at feeding time.........LOL
     
  12. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Nope, the Allicin becomes unstable VERY quickly (completely broken down into other chemicals within 6 days). The products that we buy at the grocery store or LFS were on the shelf longer than 6 days for sure. It only boosts immunity benefits right after the garlic clove is crushed and allinase interacts with alliin to form Allicin. If you buy a garlic press and crush your own cloves and soak food in that, then you will get the antimicrobial benefits.

    It works VERY GOOD at this and that is why I use it. I don't even bat an eye if I see a fish with Ich. I up my feeding regiment for a bit, use vitamins, HUFA's, and Garlic in the food.