Garlic - YAY or NAY?

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  1. ThaneF

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    Hi all,

    I have been reading on the MASA forum and I don't want to start a all out war here again but has anyone bought "Ocean Nutrition Algae" lately... all of them come with garlic in them - you have no choice and it's enough to keep all vampires away for at least block... but with that been said, I haven't looked at other brands. There is a brightwell product called "garlic powder - which is actually a liquid and POTENT!!!" and they all say "It's a miracle cure but not to be used as a medication" - I thought that the miracle cure was beetroot and a shower :tt2:

    I know some members here are going to say "you don't get garlic in NSW" but you also don't get a lot of the chemicals used for medicating fish, copper comes to mind straight away as well as the chemical used to treat worms - name alludes me now and the new product been punted - the coral dip...

    What are your opinions here... I'm not wanting - your fish will die in "x" days when some people have been using it for years... just looking for peoples experiences with it
     
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  3. Sentari

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    I mix garlic (liquid) with immovit with my nori.

    It helps alot!!!
     
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    i grate garlic cloves and soak my food in it with some water, in an extreme case i feed the clove direct to the fish, making sure its finely grated.

    works like a charm
     
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    I use garlic on my pasta :p
     
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    LOL! Tobes.

    i used garlic drops and mixed it with my food twice a week.soak some flakes, pellets and nori in it...it works like a bomb;)
     
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    works like a bomb for what gents?
    i love garlic with grilled fish and roast lamb
     
  8. Anemone

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    To my knowledge there is no proven data that garlic is good when it comes to marines. With that being said, there is no proven data that it is bad, so I don't believe it is harmful either. I wouldn't expect it to be a cure when it comes to disease, as many do. ;)
     
  9. ThaneF

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    Glad to hear that most members here seem to believe that garlic helps... I must say, my surgeon fish really attacks the dried algae but I don't know if it's because of the garlic but his colours have improved 10 fold... was a beautiful fish at the LFS and now a stunning fish, full of colour and life
    But thanks for your experiences and I do agree, it's great on grilled fish...
     
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    Garlic doesn't keep vampires away! :whistling:
     
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    Helps what????
     
  12. ThaneF

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    Well people seem to think it helps with feeding
    [MENTION]i used garlic drops and mixed it with my food twice a week.soak some flakes, pellets and nori in it...it works like a bomb[/MENTION]
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    i grate garlic cloves and soak my food in it with some water, in an extreme case i feed the clove direct to the fish, making sure its finely grated.
    works like a charm
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    Scent...Yes. Taste, likely. Other benefits? No proof.
     
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    Well I also use the dried seaweed with added garlic and even though I thought it would at least slow the deaths of four of my Fish from white spot it did not. I must admit though I am not 100% sure of that as my two blue Cronus survived even though they were both showing signs of white spot along with the others that passed on. Perhaps the garlic in the dried seaweed helped but perhaps it did not :whistling:

    One thing is for sure they love it and when I put some in the tank for them its finished in under 30 minutes :thumbup:
     
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    I had an outbreak of white spot and grated fresh garlic which the fish gobbled up and the white spot disappeared. I'm not saying it cures it completely but I sure think it helps. A lot of the fish food contains garlic these days and I think these guys have done their homework, so there is something in it.
     
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    White spots disappearing after an outbreak is not unheard of, with or without garlic. This doesn’t mean the disease is cured.

    I do think the garlic does entice them to eat, resulting in better nutrition and improved health.
     
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    And with better health comes a stronger immune system and desease resistence .

    I have not used it for 3 months of shipments, then used it for the last 3 months on all fish and all feedings, and because the new fish are eating sooner and more than just pecking at the rocks, i find it has improved the survival rate of whitespot prone fish we get in.
    But if they do get spot i use the Herbatana- touch wood , all have recovered without loss- so far...

    :)
     
  18. Anemone

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    Absolutely!!!!
     
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    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    I keep my garlic next to my wooden stakes and holy water...

    Now on a serious note... I read on website in my quest to understand ich that allthough it stimulates feeding it is actually bad for their livers????

    For me it did nothing for ich. I believe in qt an hyposalinity
     
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    Do you have a link?
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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