Why do we use Garlic for Fish

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  1. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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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.

    Allicin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Nice to know that always wondered why we used garlic.
    Well done on the post
     
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    I've been using Microbe-Lift garlic enhancer for a while, but eish...the house smells, your hands and the wife suddenly has a problem with you being next to her:biggrin:

    Need to check the ingredients though.
     
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    Thanks dallas, interesting.
     
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    Just stumbled upon this statement tonight

    He did 5 garlic tests, 32 fish in total. Only 5 lived after 3 months. Yikes.
    Last test using Cupramine, 4 fish, all 4 lived past 3 months mark.

    Lee's Bio (a.k.a. leebca)
     
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    dallasg Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    well i didnt think it would,
    , garlic boosts the immune system, as it does in humans, its not a cure but does help promote healthier fish
     
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