Garlic, can it be used in fish food?

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    Interesting point he raises. Some of the top reefing guys have made comments that garlic is more of an appetite enhancer than anything else, in other words the taste and smell of it encourages the fish to eat, much like you and I get attracted to the smell of Kentucky Fried Chicken. I guess we'll never know if it truly does have an effect on whitespot unless they do a thorough scientific study on it.
     
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    damn guys it is friday evening - my head already hurts and now this - but very good
     
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    as viper mentioned,i feel its more of an appetite enhancer
     
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    But what about the possible liver damage/failure caused by garlic?
     
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    been using that stuff for as long as i can remember (but stopped for sometime now,too lazy to mix) with no ill effects
     
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    when did you last inspect your fish's livers? the effects are supposed to be long term rather than instant, so how do we know if it can be noticed by us amateur reefers and not just come to light by autopsy?
    I'm actually rather confused by all this, all these things that are "given" as fact many of them are being shot down. hmmmmmmm time for a good read up i think:(
     
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    the problem here is that it hasnt really been proven scientifically (indepth)
     
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    Yep, but who would spend the amount of money on the research either for or against garlic? perhaps the reefing world need to have a whip round:)
     
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    yeah lol its true.but although ive stopped it for some time +-8months.my fish are still healthy...
     
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    I only use the garlic sent to entise new fish to eat as other than that I do not believe it has any value. Not like Neptune has a garlic garden for the livestock to feed on.
     
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    That's the thing, it's "possible" - nobody knows for sure.

    From what I have read and understand, garlic pretty much loses a lot of it's "natural healing powers" (or whatever you want to call it) within a few hours of being removed from the plant. So basically in order for it to be really 100% effective, you have to take it from the plant and feed it within a very short period of time, literally hours, after that you are only getting a small percentage of it's real nutritional value/miracle healing power. Well that's the way I understood it.
     
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    So the only point of eating it would be to kill a bear at 40 yards with your breath then?
     
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    No, you still get benefits from it, just not as much as you would if you were a bear grazing in the woods and eating it raw off the plant.
     
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    What Bear, we are Lion folk down here in the wild Africa.
     
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    One of them big grey things then with the big noses:razz:
     
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