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Feeding Garlic

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by dayzofspeed, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. dayzofspeed

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    during my recent ich outbreak i was advised to try feeding garlic to my fish as a supplement to help their immune system. which is the best way of doing this and how much should i give them, obviously i dont want my tank to smell like a frenchmans armpit lol. I have some dried and crushed garlic in the kitchen, in one of those little shaker things is that stuff ok or do i have to supply them with fresh stuff......... all help appreciated as usual, cheers in advance

     
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    mix it in with your other food. im not sure abotu whether the dried stuff will br alright though.
     
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    Personally I think you would be better off using the crushed garlic, just a little in water and soak the food in that, strain it and feed it to the fish. You can get frozen brine shrimp & garlic from you lfs if the have a good selection of frozen foods. I use that its easier and less messy
     
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    I boil my peas up with a glove of garlic!
     
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    you can get garlic capsules from health food shops which contain pure extracted garlic oil. Use a pin to make a little hole in one - then mix it into what ever you are feeding. Give it a minute or 2 to stand and then feed as normal.

    By far the easiest way to supplement with garlic.
     
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    i have used a little from the shaker and the fish did seem to eat it although they struggled at first, i was thinking maybe it was a little too hard for them, but only a couple of the grains actually reached the bottom of the tank
     
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    i also meant to ask how often?
     
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    I`ve used garlic in carp baits for years, I`ve found that the most attractive way to present it is in crushed form. If I were to feed it to my tropicals I would crush a clove and sprinkle a few pellets of granular feed to soak up some of the juices for a few minutes

    I dont use garlic oil, it has been refined and it floats

    If your fish will eat garlic every day I can see no problem in feeding it as often as you like, it is a natural vegetable extract
     

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