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    For the past few days, I’ve been looking into making my own fish food and had looked into adding garlic to it. When I tried to research what a proper amount would be, I was a little shocked at some of the information that I had found. I never did think that using garlic for marine fish was a controversial topic. Apparently there are those who believe the use of garlic long term will cause liver and hart damage to marine fish. I found some info that supports this and a lot of other inconclusive stuff.

    Either way, I don’t think I’ll be using garlic for my marine fish and will stop using it as a food soak


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    I agree. I've read a lot of stuff about it too and will not use garlic for my SW fish. To tell you the truth, I don't even much care for using it in my FW tanks, either - the one time I used it, the fish didn't seem to care for it at all, never mind preferring it.

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    It isnt supposed to be a long term thing to use garlic. It simple works to whet there appetite and really only needs to be used for sick fish or acclimatijng fish that arent eating enough,or at all. I occasionally put a few drops in the reef tank to get a quick feeding response before I feed the corals,this way the fish eat like pigs and dont try to snatch the food from the corals,it also perks the corals up and gets there feeders out.

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    What I find the most shocking is to see NLS marketing a marine flake food with garlic. I'm glad I took the time to look into this in a lot more detail. From now on I'm going to pay closer attention to the labels of any fish food that I buy.

    http://www.nlspectrum.co.uk/product_marine.php?p=marine

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    I use it about once per week on my FW tanks. Dont use it at all on the reef. I do use Selcon several times per week on both FW and SW. If you want a food soak and are keeping tangs especially Selcon could be of great benefit given its higher vitamin C level.
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    LOL...NSL is starting to put ginseng in some of the freshwater fish foods too.

    Come on...ginseng?

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    Hey, companies have to come out with new products and increase sales, so whatever gimmick they can come up with that looks good to people.

    Don't you want your fish to have better brain function?
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    Maybe they will put Viagra in their pencil fish food. Make a straighter pencil fish.

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    LOL, ginseng, to get that "zen" feeling in your tank

    I just checked the ingreediants of the food soak that I'm using and there is no garlic in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai
    Don't you want your fish to have better brain function?
    :P

    You know the old joke..........

    "Pretty soon my fish will be asking to go to Harvard!"

    Uuummm...normal brain function would be fine with me.

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