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Old 04-09-2009, 03:36 PM
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Question feeding garlic to fish?

hey i have read that feeding garlic to your fish helps with their immune system and helps to prevent ich? i dont understand how to feed them garlic tho? and what type of garlic?
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:46 PM
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its called garlic extreme you can get it at LFS you mix it so many drops to size of your tank instructions are on it with the food you feed your fish i use it.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:48 PM
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you can make your own if you want clean garlic put in blender with RO water and liquefy works for me
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:49 PM
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There are several companies that sell a garlic food soak. It acts as a food attractant and helps to prevent ich. Although, healthy happy fish are less likely to catch it in the first place so diet in general plays a role. I wouldn't rely on it as the be all end all ich prevention but it can help.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:54 PM
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Does garlic have any effect on corals?? good or bad??
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:05 PM
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so far so good i have been using garlic , someone here gave me a tang without telling me it had ich and it spread throughtout my tank, even though it was my fault i should of put it in a separate tank to check it out,kindda hard though since it was a big Fish and keeping it in a 10 gallon would be mean. i use formula 2 marine pellets small or med with frozen food mysis etc, melt the frozen food first in a strainer then add it in a cup with the pellets and add garlic in it and stir it and let it soak for a couple hours make a whole bunch refridge it and use it again. so far all my fish love the stuff even my lionfish he eats pellets too, they have no sign of it. it took less than a month but they were all healthy to start out with. i also have a yellow tang that caught it and tangs i guess are always getting ich and so far she has none on her anymore,i'm not saying its gone but keeping em well fed helps.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:51 PM
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+1 Dont waste your money on extreme. DIY is much better and no citric acid


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you can make your own if you want clean garlic put in blender with RO water and liquefy works for me
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:47 PM
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put some garlic in a cuisinart and mince.....add a little r/o and you have a potent garlic elixer........i put garlic in my fish food at least once a week...i alternate between garlic and selcon.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:51 PM
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thats awesome! how many cloves parts of ro water?

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put some garlic in a cuisinart and mince.....add a little r/o and you have a potent garlic elixer........i put garlic in my fish food at least once a week...i alternate between garlic and selcon.
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:30 PM
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If you strain the blender liquid through some cheesecloth or just wring it out through a towel into a bowl. You will get pure garlic juice and the garlic meat will be left behind.
About 25-30 large cloves to 1/2-3/4 cup of water
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