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PostSubject: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:08 pm

For all of my fish I regularly mix in some Garlic Guard with their food. They are like frenzied sharks while eating.

Anyone else use it?
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:09 pm

Have not used it but have read garlic does good things for fish.
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:27 am

Garlic is good!!

Garlic is great!!

it can convince fish that have never eaten vegies to take it up! Thats how i got my big male to start eating cucumber, covered it in garlic cheers

never used the bottled stuff before but the minced stuff is great!

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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:17 pm

Doug wrote:

never used the bottled stuff before but the minced stuff is great!

do you just rub it in and them drop the veggie in the tank??
doesent it just all come off and go everywhere??
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:50 am

yep, that pretty much it. tho i rubbed it on and left it for about an hour so that the garlic goodness could soak into the cucumber. i did basically put a pile of it on top of the slice Smile when i put it in the tank it all went everywhere but not to worry as the fish quickly found it and ate it, then set to work on the garlic cucumber Smile

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PostSubject: Fresh?    Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:50 pm

Has anyone any ideas to feed fresh garlic?

I have a few fresh cloves left over from a recent meal I cooked.

I might try just breaking in half etc and seeing? Does anyone know?
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:26 pm

Crush it and rub it to whatever you want to feed the fish

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PostSubject: garlic for Bristlenose fish...   Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:47 pm

I have always found all my Bristlenose, Pepper mint and clown pleco love the taste of cucumber and
peas soaked or rubbed with garlic Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:10 am

I didn't bother in the end. Both my pleco eat all cucumber peas etc all anyhow so I skipped it.
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PostSubject: garlci for Pleco catfish..   Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:54 pm

my pleco also eat cucumber and peas with out garlic,
though I do like to give them a treat once in a while....
must admit though, most of my pleco aren't too keen
on the peas any way....

good luck .... lj
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:30 pm

Here's a tip about garlic, Once you crush it a chemical reaction happens.
When garlic is crushed or otherwise damaged, the alliin reacts with the enzyme allinase, also found naturally in garlic. Allinase acts as a catalyst and results in the transformation of alliin into allicin, this is when the pungent smell is constructed.
The tip is it takes 10 minutes for the reaction to happen...so after crushing wait 10 mins and it will be even more attractive to your fish..
Mine all love it...
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:07 pm

Mooo wrote:
Here's a tip about garlic, Once you crush it a chemical reaction happens.
When garlic is crushed or otherwise damaged, the alliin reacts with the enzyme allinase, also found naturally in garlic. Allinase acts as a catalyst and results in the transformation of alliin into allicin, this is when the pungent smell is constructed.
The tip is it takes 10 minutes for the reaction to happen...so after crushing wait 10 mins and it will be even more attractive to your fish..
Mine all love it...

Mooo, is that just the garlic you feed? or is it a smear method?

Does it float or do you sink it?

Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:33 pm

just tried rubbing garlic on the veggies and my bns are all over it. its the first time they have eaten any veggies and they have got through half a lettice leaf in seconds thaks the the advice Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:27 pm

Garlic as well as being an appetite stimulate is said to strengthen a fishes resistance to parasites, fungi, and bacteria. Good Job
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:44 am

This is interesting. My fish all love many different veggies but I will put some garlic on for a treat now. I wonder what other fish will think of it. I don't often put leafy veg in the big tank because it is shredded in minutes by the live-bearers.
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:50 am

I tried putting garlic paste on zucchini to try coax the pepps out because I never see them eat.
Nothing happened except the garlic paste went everywhere and there was about 8 cherry shrimps on it instead of the usual 50.
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:07 am

I also soak algae/veggie wafers in garlic juice.
I soak flakes and shrimp pellets for the other fish and everybody loves garlic.
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:13 pm

Interesting stuff - ive not tried garlic with mine before.
I usually feed courgette or cucumber but am starting to try some new things - i got them an apple today go may rub some garlic on that before i feed them. Strawberries are next on my list to try Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:29 pm

I've also never tried to use garlic but always pondered on the idea of it.

I always have the minced stuff you get in the jar. I might try it as a test later on between 2 pieces of the same veg, one with garlic smear, one without and see what gets eaten quicker.

I'm curious though, can you feed bns a chunk of pure garlic? Will they eat it? Is it good for them to eat on its own? And how would one go about stopping it float if it is ok to feed as is?
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:18 pm

I think it's better used as a food stimulant rather than on it's own.

Vampire plecos do not like it lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:49 pm

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:58 pm

Vampire plecos :P

I would like to add when using minced or crushed garlic in the jar buy the kind without oil. Some of it has olive oil in it. which is good for us but would probably be bad for the tank Smile

The one I buy is in water works really good.
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PostSubject: mine   Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:48 pm

I keep my zucchini in the fridg. untill im ready to use it so i have a jar with a good tite lid and i slice my zucchini in half long ways then i soak it over nite in the garlic that comes with the water in it. when i take the zucchini out of the jar to use i slice another one and put in the jar for next time. most of the time there is nothing left to take out of the tanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:15 pm

im so going to try this 2day, garlic who wood of thought Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Garlic..To feed or not to feed..that is the question   Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:53 pm

garlic boosts the immune system and appetite.
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