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Old 07-21-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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Soak in Garlic!

Garlic is used to strengthen a fish's immune system and avoid any pest/disease. My question is there is garlic in a bottle where you can buy at the lfs, and then there's food garlic. Would It be possible to use the food garlic, squeeze out the juice and soak it in fish food?
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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I think you can. I have heard people using it in their fish food that they make from scratch in a food processor.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:28 AM   #3
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Kent sells something called garlic xtreme and man does it smell strong!!

Every once in a while I'll add 2-3 drops and soak the food along with some Selcon.


http://www.kentmarine.com/products/k...lic-xtreme.htm

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=5009
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I would imagine it would cost you twice the price or more to use fresh garlic as opposed to the commercial brands
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:49 AM   #5
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Kent sells something called garlic xtreme and man does it smell strong!!

Every once in a while I'll add 2-3 drops and soak the food along with some Selcon.

http://www.kentmarine.com/products/k...lic-xtreme.htm

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=5009
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I just started using some, and once you open the outer package (the plastic, not the glass bottle) I can smell it and it will keep vampires miles away! It's also about the only way I can get my blue porcelain crab to come into the open. The inverts love it!
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Haha thanks or the replies guys. Yeah I have regular food garlic and wanted to soak it in my fish's food.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:48 AM   #7
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We use the human kind and it works just find we also make our own food and put it in there the fish love it and we have been using it for 2 years and the water levels have been great and fish are growing and doing just fine
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We use the human kind and it works just find we also make our own food and put it in there the fish love it and we have been using it for 2 years and the water levels have been great and fish are growing and doing just fine
That's good to hear! I guess it is safe using the human kind
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Just as a side note it has been found that long term use of garlic can result in liver disease among a few other things. I suggest using it too entice feeding for picky eaters when new or sick for example but would not feed regularly long term.
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Just as a side note it has been found that long term use of garlic can result in liver disease among a few other things. I suggest using it too entice feeding for picky eaters when new or sick for example but would not feed regularly long term.
Oh really! I'll probably only use it when it's needed then. Does this go for the same as the garlic in the bottle?
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