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Old 12-24-2012, 12:43 AM   #31 
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I use garlic juice extract in liquid form. I've never tried fresh garlic or garlic powder nor have I seen it done so I'm not sure

Sadly a lot of the jungle products have been discontinued. Not sure if that's one
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:56 PM   #32 
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I think It has been discontinued. I used to be able to easily find it at walmart but now there isn't even a space for it.

I picked up wardly betta food and am soaking the pellets in water with the last of my Jungle fizzy tabs. Before I went to work, I removed her from the tank and have her sitting in a cup in my bedroom. She still acts like a normal, healthy fish. Last night she jumped out of the cup again and was swimming around like she always does.

Just in case Lebron was on to something with the too eggy claim, I removed her cup from the tank but she still looks the same. I do have a male in there. Yes, I know the risks. They have been together for a year and he was suppopsed to of been a female but petco mislabled him as a female. He was the one I THOUGH i seen something weird happening to his lip a few weeks ago. It kinda looked like something was eatting it away but I am still not sure if I am seeing things or not. I might section him off incase this was caused by stress.

Myates - I have no idea what happened to Darkmoon. She hasn't be around in awhile. I find her guide helpful but some of the medicinal recommendations, I'm not too sure I would want to use like potassium pomaagranite. Then again, being a vet student, I guess she would be used to using more potent meds. I think she was the one who's dad was some kind of fish specialist?

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:38 AM   #33 
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Alrighty, since I don't want to keep her in a betta cup, especially if her days are numbered - I set up a 3ish gallon tank for her with a total of 3 teaspoons of epsom. I might up add 3 more teaspoons so it comes out to 2 per gallon. I made the pellets. She tried to eat one but then spit it out and gave up .

When I added her to the new tank, she acted just as any fish would when added to a new home except it looks like the good year blimp floating around in there.

I did order Kanaplex and methelene blue (which I have been after for like 2 months now).
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:48 AM   #34 
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Sorry she won't eat :(

Good luck.. are you going to try another antibiotic in the meantime or just wait for Kanaplex? If you can find MAracyn Plus I'd definitely go for that. That has a good shot.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:05 AM   #35 
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I think I have seen maracyn plus at the LPS but since its X mas, cant go get it till thrusday and Im not sure how long till i get the other meds.

Do you think I should wait it out, keep up the Furan 2 or give tetracycline a try? I'd even try bettafix if i though it would work
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:07 AM   #36 
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Tetracyline and Bettafix have no shot. It's like sticking neosporin on a paper cut or something.

I think you should keep trying Furan 2 with epsoms until you can get something else.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:37 AM   #37 
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I wasn't really serious about the bettafix. I didn't think tetracycline would work either.
Furan 2 it is

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:26 PM   #38 
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Garlic j extract should be simple to make.

The stuff in the jar meant to treat fish is probably garlic with some sort of enzyme stabilizer & preservative.


Also the garlic in the fish food is DRIED, once that happens the most important chemicals that make it such as great immune booster are lost.
  • NLS Thera-A is probably the only food that has an extra amount of garlic that supposedly you can detect once you open the bottle.

Fresh raw garlic will always be the most potent.

Don't believe it, try it for yourself.

Next time you feel a sore throat coming.... throw a bagel into the toaster & mince a 1-2 cloves of garlic.....

1st half = freshly minced garlic & cream cheese
2nd half = garlic powder & cream cheese

See if you can notice the difference between the two ingredients.

When I'm feeling really under the weather or about to come down with something.... I'll 1 ENTIRE garlic bulb per bagel with CC & EVOO.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:38 PM   #39 
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Garlic works for sore throats? My grandpa used to tell me to gargle with salt water. Most disgusting thing ever!
I would get a garlic clove but she won't eat. She has an intrest and tries to eat but spits both the homemade medicated and her normal NLS pellets out.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:08 PM   #40 
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Garlic is wonderful for treating human colds/flu/sore throat etc....I usually wait until I. Too sick so it takes longer, but then again, your sinuses are really clogged by then, so its easier to do :)
When you first feel sore throat or fever or cough, peel a clove of garlic and put it in your mouth at around jaw joint or where tobacco chewers (sorry, but yeck!) Put their wad of tobacco. Now bite down on garlic with your molars a few times, keeping chewed garlic in contact with gums and cheek (bucchal and sublingual administration), holding it there at least a minute or until you can no longer handle the burn. Then swallow.
Garlic oil is very thin and highly administerable through the skin, why it makes a good topical antiseptic. Try this: take a peeled clove of garlic (not chopped or crushed) and put it in your shoe where toes meet the foot....then count how long it takes to taste it in your mouth! Only a minute or two and the volatile oils/essence has passed through your skin and into blood and lymph systems.
This explains why is so effective when FRESH....I agree with MSG: fresh is the best way to go. After all, after you swallow raw garlic, your stomachs cooks it with high acid so the more fresh, volatile oils/essences you start with, the better it will work.
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