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    Garlic in discus food. Is this a myth or not that if you feed the discus some garlic it will prevent disease or certain diseases. These fish are not particularly disease ridden i am just wondering is this a preventative treatment?? Or is this a myth?

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    Ive never heard of it, however I do know that garlic helps to get rid of and prevent parasites, as well as make the food more yummy for the fish. It may have a few more good things to go along with it, as for what I'm not sure of.
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    you can feed it every once in a while to prevent internal parasites

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    now how do you apply it do i get the liquid stuff or just crush it up...squeeze the juice out of it and put it with the bloodworms? So maybe this is not a bad idea once in awhile.

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    Buy whole garlic, take a clove and crush it, then soak what ever your going to feed the fish in the juice.
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    so once a month now i shoudl do this as a precaution. why not.

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    Why not, it doesnt hurt, especially when adding new fish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LORENZO
    Garlic in discus food. Is this a myth or not that if you feed the discus some garlic it will prevent disease or certain diseases. These fish are not particularly disease ridden i am just wondering is this a preventative treatment?? Or is this a myth?
    Internal parasites cannot eat garlic so by feeding them garlic you will starve them to death.I use a little crushed garlic and mix it with pellets or flake food.
    I feed all my new fish garlic for up to 3wks straight to make sure they are clean.I am not sure if feeeding it once in a while will do the job.
    Do not use too much or you will make your tank smell like garlic.
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    Recently ive come around to this practice, i think its a good one.
    One of very few "real" easy precautionary measures that actually work with no possible ill effects.

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    Actually, it's not a matter of using the garlic oils to soak food in. The garlic itself if what is helpful. Fresh garlic cloves sink, not so fresh garlic cloves float. You simply dice the garlic very finely and feed it directly to the fish. Internal parasites will not feed on the garlic and thus will flush out of the fish, the garlic in turn nourishes the fish.
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