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Old 04-12-2010, 04:10 PM   #1 
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Garlic Soaked food

Can someone give me a step by step on how to soak pellets in garlic? Russell tore his fin on something (not sure what because NOTHING has changed in his tank) I was wanting to treat it with salt and feed him his food soaked. Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:24 PM   #2 
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You can do it 2 ways:

get jarred garlic and just dip the food in the garlic juice

get fresh garlic and mash up a clove, then smoosh the food in the mushed garlic, then microwave for 30 sec with the fish food in the garlic so the juices come out.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:28 PM   #3 
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ok....and just make sure I only feed them the pellets themselves right? I dont want to feed him a chink of garlic or anything. LOL
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:35 PM   #4 
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I don't think that would hurt to feed them garlic... whether the fish would like it or not I don't know LOL.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:36 PM   #5 
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Fresh garlic is safe to feed if they will eat it, it has great properties that can help with both internal and external problems when fed 2-3 times a day for at least 6 weeks.
I use fresh crushed garlic in my homemade fish food that I have been feeding to all my fish for many, many years without issues.
It is also great to use on food for appetite with picky eaters or medicated food to help encourage them to eat, fish seem to love garlic......lol....
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:52 PM   #6 
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I use fresh crushed garlic in my homemade fish food that I have been feeding to all my fish for many, many years without issues.
What is your homemade fish food recipe? I'm curious now... I've heard of homemade cat/dog food, but not fish food!
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:05 PM   #7 
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What is your homemade fish food recipe? I'm curious now... I've heard of homemade cat/dog food, but not fish food!
Here is the thread I started on my homemade fish food

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...sh-food-38712/
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:56 PM   #8 
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Thanks for filling us in...sounds better than mosquito larvae "hotdogs"...bloodworms!!!
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:56 PM   #9 
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I use a powdered form. Having garlic jar is useless as we don't utilize garlic in the way it's premade. When my mom buys garlic, she ONLY buys enough for the upcoming dinner for the next two or so nights, so I can't take one...otherwise it'll taste funny. And it won't even last too long.

I use McCormick's Garlic powder. It works fine, the only ingredient is garlic, no additives. Just add the powder into water and go. Just in case the other two choices didn't work out for anyone (it doesn't for me...)
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:02 PM   #10 
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I might have to try that.
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