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Old 12-04-2015, 04:02 PM   #1
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Seachem Garlic Guard

Is this even worth getting? Ive gotten mix reviews on them. Is garlic really good source to prevent diseases?
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Garlic is actually harmful to fish and doesn't do anything against disease.

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Thanks. Why do companies even sell them then.
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Because people are wholly convinced by anecdotal evidence that it does do something, despite a lot of scientific research done to that shows otherwise. And if people will buy it, companies will sell it.

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True. Good point thanks
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The claim in that the garlic attracts the fish to the food and entices them to eat it. I personally have found that if I mix garlic guard in with shrimp it makes my fish spit it out rather than eat it but others have found that when their fish wont eat it helps.
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Garlic does induce feeding it's about all it does do with a sick fish if you can keep it feeding it has more of a chance of living.

When I use to carp fish I had all my boilies made with garlic in them and always out fished most people on the lake
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There is some evidence that garlic is an immune system booster. Nothing that is concrete and scientifically proven though. The homeopathic market for humans has grown obscenely large and people are associating that with fish health as well. Soon they will be feeding their fish cranberry pills.
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