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Old 09-23-2011, 12:04 AM   #1 
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Freeze Dried

So do you just sprinkle it in the tank as is, or do you put it in some water before using it to feed them first?
I put it in water first before feeding
But i just wanted to ask
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:11 AM   #2 
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You can do either. :)
It's easier to just plop 2-3 of em in the tank directly though.
Just to make sure, you're not feeding that to them daily right?
If fed too much, they can cause bloating.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:21 AM   #3 
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You can do either. :)
It's easier to just plop 2-3 of em in the tank directly though.
Just to make sure, you're not feeding that to them daily right?
If fed too much, they can cause bloating.
Defently not daily lol
Its a treat :)
Pellets are daily
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:25 AM   #4 
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Soaking them first does help prevent bloating. It pre-expands before hitting the betta belly that way. Also, soaking them in a little garlic water makes them an extra healthy treat.
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:) Well you have it all down pat! ^^
Yeah you can do what iloveengl said too. :) Either way really.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:38 AM   #6 
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Thats why i soaked them first, Ihad thought i read something about it expanding in their tummy and making them bloat
But i dont have garlic to make garlic water other wise i would so maybe one of my males would eat
(he's one of my rescues, who can swim fine now, but wont eat, and he is real skinny, i have gotton him to eat a pellet here and there, and i gave a shot at both freeze dried blood worms and frozen, and also frozen brine shrimp)
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:47 AM   #7 
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You're going to want to soak in tank water before feeding though.. as for the garlic juice, it is a hunger stimulant, unsure if it is healthier. But I'm not sure about, would be interesting to know if it is though for sure.
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You're going to want to soak in tank water before feeding though.. as for the garlic juice, it is a hunger stimulant, unsure if it is healthier. But I'm not sure about, would be interesting to know if it is though for sure.

Ya thats what i did :)
And i havnet heard it isnt healthy but what do i know :P
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Garlic is often touted as a hunger stimulant, though there are no scientific studies posted to back this up. The one study I did manage to find was performed at SeaWorld in 2004. It involved a group of 19 sand tiger sharks, 2 of which were difficult feeders. One of the two's appetite was markedly improved with the garlic supplement, the other refused the food at all except a single feeding in the month that the study took place.

It is also said that it has antiparasitic, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. This is true to an extent. FRESH minced garlic contains allicin which has been shown to ward off certain fungal, viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections/infestations. However, in order for it to work, it needs to be fed 3-5 times a day and food that is prepared with the garlic must be fed immediately, or it loses in efficacy since allicin breaks down quickly.
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