Medicated fish food

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  1. Robsharkbait

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    Does any of the Sponsors keep Dr G's medicated foods?
    If not maybe something similar?
    I am quite keen on this form of medication as this does not impact
    on the corals.
     
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    there is no SA supplier of this, great product
     
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    We looked at bringing this in a few years ago and went so far to get pricing from Dr G etc but to make it viable one has to bring in decent quantities and the market in SA is just not big enough....
     
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    Thank you for the feed back guys.

    I will contact the suppliers today as I will import for myself then.
    @flappy,

    Might still be worth while importing this.
    I am sure that the product will be an instant success!
    I think the market exists in SA, but that the hobbyists are
    making do with what is available at the moment................

    Just my 2 cents worth
     
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    Garlic Proven 100 Times More Effective Than Antibiotics, Working In A Fraction of The Time - Waking Times

    I make a point of feeding finely chopped garlic once a week. Use real garlic not that precrushed stuff in a tub (which has turnip and potato in it.)
    Garlic starts to deteriorate 30 min after its been peeled, so chop when you need it and feed straight away. I can't remember the last time I lost a fish to disease so its been working for me.
    I've had fish arrive and then they get white spot. Garlic has sorted that out every time for me, often within a day.
     
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    @hammers you actually feed raw garlic to your fish? I'm amazed at that do they all eat it
     
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    Yes they all chow it. It must be chopped really fine. I do one small clove or half a regular size clove. I'll try get a picture of my fish eating it out of my hands cause I don't know how to post a video.

    I put the rest on a teaspoon and then I down it with a glass of water, if you don't chew it you don't reek of garlic.
     
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    @hammers, let me try get my head around this, you chop a Garlic Clove in small pieces, feed it to your fish. (they eat it) and it keeps them disease free... oh and cures White Spot in a day...

    I have to try this!!!
     
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    Garlic is not a cure for any disease
    Garlic is a natural immune booster, even for humans, so it boosts the immune system of fish to help them fight the disease themselves. It also triggers their appetite sensors, so you can use it to get finicky fish to eat if they are not eating.
    There are plenty commercial supplements on the market which are garlic based and used for immune booster or to increase appetite in fish
     
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    Some interesting info for those wondering why we use garlic, although its not found in the ocean as garlic, the compound we need is.

    Allicin is an organosulfur compound obtained from garlic, a species in the family Alliaceae. It was first isolated and studied in the laboratory by Chester J. Cavallito and John Hays Bailey in 1944. When fresh garlic is chopped or crushed, the enzyme alliinase converts alliin into allicin, which is responsible for the aroma of fresh garlic. The allicin generated is very unstable and quickly changes into a series of other sulfur containing compounds such as diallyl disulfide. It exhibits antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiprotozoal activity. Allicin is garlic's defense mechanism against attacks by pests.
     
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    Correct.
    My wife a clinical nutritionist and something she learnt was processed garlic like garlic tablets aren't very effective when compared to the real stuff. So even if you can buy a dried commercial supplement it won't be nearly as good as freshly chopped and it will be vastly cheaper.
     
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    I chop it this fine, but obviously the fine the better.

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    This is out of focus cause i was holding the ipad with one hand and feeding with the other, but if you look at the back the clown on the right going up to take a mouthful of garlic.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry I don't know how to rotate the picture.
     
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    A friend of mine showed me how to make my own frozen food. 1kg peas, 1kg hake, 1kg choka and 100g fresh garlic. The fish absolutely loves it.
     
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