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Old 03-22-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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what is this stuff , what are the ingredients? some people are swearing by it but wont say what is in it? anyone tell me about this?
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what is this stuff , what are the ingredients? some people are swearing by it but wont say what is in it? anyone tell me about this?
I use their Thera-A and my fish love it. Garlic is a key ingredent.

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so whats in it? garlic is good, and...health food for fish?lol
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Garlic is good in general (for us humans too) and other than Seachem's Entice I didn't see it anywhere else.

http://www.garlic-central.com/antibiotic.html

Look on NLS website too.

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Garlic contains allicin which has been shown scientifically to be able to kill parasites (primary scientific research by actual scientists, not theoretical claims by hobbyists). In studies it actively killed parasites within minutes.

I wrote an article on this exact subject that is published in the April 2011 issue of Aquarium Fish International Magazine.

NLS has proven to be the best food for many animals under my care over and over again. It does sound like hype, but it is all true, which makes it all that much better of a food. The ingredients are no secret, and garlic is part of all of their foods, but there is more of it in the Thera+A varieties. This means that any of the foods are more likely to be taken by more fish, sooner.

When I was running a fish shop I fed it exclusively. I had almost no problems getting fish to eat (including arowanas, bichirs, stingrays, etc.). They also colored up better and faster, grew faster, and were healthier. This is in comparison to other stores I worked in where the fish were not fed NLS. I had gold barbs, goldfish, shrimp, galaxy rasboras, crayfish, many cichlids, discus, and others breeding in the sales tanks. I also had the fewest deaths of any shop I have worked in.

From talking to people, trying foods, etc. few foods come close to what NLS can do. I recommend anyone try it, feed it exclusively, and see what it can do for your fish.
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Garlic contains allicin which has been shown scientifically to be able to kill parasites (primary scientific research by actual scientists, not theoretical claims by hobbyists). In studies it actively killed parasites within minutes.

I wrote an article on this exact subject that is published in the April 2011 issue of Aquarium Fish International Magazine.

NLS has proven to be the best food for many animals under my care over and over again. It does sound like hype, but it is all true, which makes it all that much better of a food. The ingredients are no secret, and garlic is part of all of their foods, but there is more of it in the Thera+A varieties. This means that any of the foods are more likely to be taken by more fish, sooner.

When I was running a fish shop I fed it exclusively. I had almost no problems getting fish to eat (including arowanas, bichirs, stingrays, etc.). They also colored up better and faster, grew faster, and were healthier. This is in comparison to other stores I worked in where the fish were not fed NLS. I had gold barbs, goldfish, shrimp, galaxy rasboras, crayfish, many cichlids, discus, and others breeding in the sales tanks. I also had the fewest deaths of any shop I have worked in.

From talking to people, trying foods, etc. few foods come close to what NLS can do. I recommend anyone try it, feed it exclusively, and see what it can do for your fish.
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I feed my fish a variety of foods on a random basis, is that bad? I figure every mfg has a different recipe and like us, the same thing (ingredents) everyday isn't good for them. It's all HQ food too, no cheap stuff.

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thank you mfdrookie516. that was elaborate, and exactly what i was hoping to get. not bad stuff, lots of good stuff, a little more meal in it than i thought. but it has lots of natural ingredients, hopefully low in ash...but does look better than alot of fish food out there! i love feeding my fish a great variety, and as much as i dont want to give them to much, they love eating frozen bloodworms, and i love the feedin' frenzy, im addicted to watching them....my fish get zucchini, romaine, spinich, seaweed, spiralina, veggie and meaty pellets, kelp flake, tropical flake( lots of omega one varieties)...emerald entree, brine shrimp(hatched and frozen), frozen and freeze dried bloodworms....so i prefer to mix it up on them so they dont eat one thing, you know?
* nuisance snails and mussel(*puffer fish)...sure im forgetting something...
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With NLS the meals are the whole animals, not the scraps after being stripped of meat for human consumption like most other pet foods.

I would feed NLS exclusively, you will get better results that way. Variety is not a necessity from a nutritional point of view. What is important is a complete and balanced diet, which is hard to find. Variety is the usual method of getting to this main goal though. And in a way a proper food will be exactly that, a variety of foods (ingredients) mixed together to create an ideal diet. If you read through all the info on NLS's site there is some good information (but some liberty with some of the claims IMO). If you take the best food out there (whether it is NLS or not) and mix in other good foods that are not as good the overall diet is not as good.

I would be extremely surprised if you cut out the variety and fed NLS exclusively and didn't see an improvement somehow.
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