Garlic for fish

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  1. stripes

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    Just thought I will share it with the newbys .........

    Garlic is also a valuable food supplement for fish. Garlic is a powerful appetite stimulant and natural antibiotic that few fish can resist. Just dampen some pelleted food and roll it in garlic powder. Freeze overnight so the flavor is drawn inside.

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    I'll give it a bash, but is it for any specific fish types, or vegetarian specifically?
     
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    No I think you can give it to almost any freshwater tropical fish except salt water fish. Or this is what I have read on the www. My fish likes/loves it. Put some in but not too much at a time.



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    It is used for marine fish too.
     
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    garlic powder?
    asin, can i use crushed garlic by drying it out first and powdering it?
     
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    You can actually purchase the 'garlic' already in a powder form.
     
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    from a general store, or lfs?
     
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    We get it at Checkers Hyper or Pick 'n Pay. Check in the spice section :) It looks like a powder. Just make sure that it is 100% garlic with no other funnies added.
     
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    wow. I would have thought as it doesnt occur naturally in fish ponds and rivers etc. , that it would be toxic if not poisonous to fish. Garlic is poisonous to humans, but apparently we dont eat enough of it to really affect us. Fish smaller bodies, a closed ecosystem, not sure that it will really be of benefit. Health benefits ?? get a medical Aid LOL I still need convincing. A pinch or a clove. Ground ore grated? Weekly, daily?
     
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    @Risen - you trust Seachem ? They have a product "Seachem Garlic Guard Food Enhancer Fresh And Saltwater"


     
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    So is Vitamin A, but still essential in small amounts
     
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    I am sell a mixture of beefheart and veggies in which their is a significant amount of garlic, called "SV2000 with garlic", which is aimed at discus feeding. It has been shown scientifically that the use of garlic is good at preventing gut parasitic worms. My discus love this stuff and this forms one of the very important components of what I feed my fishes in order to achieve good growth. For results see the thread on the Baby ALencer Red Discus!

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    So i have surched for garlic powder everywhere and all i found had added salt and spice :(
    Can i use fresh garlic and if so what would be the best way to do it
     
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    or dried out (already chopped) garlic?
    like what you buy in those little smelly bottles?
     
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    Crushed fresh garlic is good if crushed from a fresh clove and perhaps minced with some flake food. I wouldn't use the pre crushed stuff.
     
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    The crucial things is that the food must be bound or gelled together and not just mixed. If mixed only the garlic separates from the rest of the food and the fish do not eat it. You need to put the whole lot through a blender, add a binder such a gelatin or agar and only then does it actually go into the fishes. And if you add this to something like flakes, you are only damaging the nutrient content of the flakes even more due to the oxidation that you cause.

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    so if i crushed garlic and soaked pellet food in it for 10min wouldnt really work?
     
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    No afaraid not Reafer - must bind the garlic and the food with a Gel
     
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    and if my goal is to just get the fish to eat ? would it help motivate them to eat the food?
     
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    Adding the garlic is not going to motivate them to eat - what fish are not eating ????/
     

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