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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Pure garlic is fine if the fish will eat it.

    Pellets are like sponges, so adding a liquid will push out any vitamin/nutrition out of the pellet. This is not problem for short term due to pellet training or inducing a fish to eat medicated food.
    Can you explain how absorbing liquid pushes out a vitamin? Thanks

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    asorbic acid is water soluble, and generally when you soak food there is liquid left behind, so there is a trace of vitamin c that is lost to the liquid as you take it out of the soak. It's no different than a sponge coated in cherry kool aid powder, and soaked in coca cola.

    list of water soluble vitamins

    http://extension.colostate.edu/topic...tamin-c-9-312/
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    @Rocksor So you are saying that vitamins are pushed out if the liquid is not fully absorbed? I make sure there's nothing left behind and 'soak' with a pipette or drops of garlic, is there an issue with that?

    Sometimes I cook with garlic and feed the fish while I still have "garlic fingers".
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    @Rocksor So you are saying that vitamins are pushed out if the liquid is not fully absorbed? I make sure there's nothing left behind and 'soak' with a pipette or drops of garlic, is there an issue with that?

    Sometimes I cook with garlic and feed the fish while I still have "garlic fingers".
    Since certain vitamins are liquid soluble, some will leave the pellet and end up on the container that the pellet was sitting on. There's no stopping the liquid from coming off of the pellet. Wetting the pellet will also make it more likely to release any water soluble vitamin into the tank water sooner than a pellet which was never wet.

    I wouldn't worry about it while you are pellet training/medicating the fish using liquids to soften it or make it more enticing to eat.

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    Thank you for that.
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