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Old 07-21-2006, 10:35 PM   #1
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Soaking Food in Garlic

For some reason I can not grasp my thoughts around soaking the lettuce, flakes, pellets, or whatever we feed our fish in Garlic.

Please explain this process? I am sure that this is simple concept but I am not sure if you are referring to garlic as in grocery store garlic or some sort of magical fish-store garlic.

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You can make it from store bought fresh(?) garlic. I buy mine in something like this:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...2&N=2004+22763

It give a pretty good exclimation.
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By garlic, reefers ususally mean garlic extract. It's the juice that u get from garlic if u squeeze it. I personally wouldn't recommend extracting ur own garlic juice. Lots of work, little juice and fish don't like it. They do like the modified garlic juice in Garlic Extreme and Garlic Guard (sp?) though.

Soaking food in garlic - add a little garlic juice to any frozen/prepared food and let the food sit there for an hour or so then it's garlic feeding time
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I have never used garlic in the nine years I`ve had a tank but I have heard some good testimony about it.
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:30 AM   #5
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Alright. I will be making my "Fish Store" rounds this weekend.

*keeping an eye out for garlic*

Are we sure that the oils or whatever that is in this garlix extract wont do weird stuff to my water? I cant imagine spending so much time and attention in getting my water immaculate to making go funky with "garlic"! *chuckle*

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Yes we are sure I've been feeding garlic for months w/ no ill effect. Many other reefers have been doing this too.
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i use real garlic from the grocery store. i put a tiny bit in a ziploc bag with a cube of frozen. you can also make your own, using garlic and olive oil, just mix the 2 together, then keep in a dark place for a month or so, then just put on food and let soak in. i have used this for 1-2 years with no ileffects.
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Dont get me wrong as I am not condemning the use of garlic. Too many people been having good results. Just never had a reason to use it.
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Dont get me wrong as I am not condemning the use of garlic. Too many people been having good results. Just never had a reason to use it.
you have unpicky fishies! LOL. i had to use it to get my old clowns to eat, i probably wouldnt have to now, but i guess its just habit...
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you have unpicky fishies! LOL. i had to use it to get my old clowns to eat, i probably wouldnt have to now, but i guess its just habit...
Garlic is not just for picky eaters. It also help boost the fish's immune system against illneses
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