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Feeding Minced Garlic

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Do any of you do this?

I add garlic in my gel food by a friend of mine recommended I feed the actual garlic as a treat (grosses me out). He says it is super good for the intestines.

How would I go about doing this? Would it be raw or cooked? I think I read that some garlic properties are only released once it has been cooked a bit?

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I've given my guys pieces that have been smushed up. It smells awful, and you swear you smell it every where days later, but the fish go bananas for it.

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yea my gel food smells up the water too. I hate it lol! but if it is healthy for them.... :flex:

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i just use the handheld garlic crusher/mincer and add it to what's about to be blended. i use 1 medium clove for 600ml of food.

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I tried rubbing his pellets in garlic and Fluffy loved it.

When I put a tiny piece of garlic in the water, he ate it but was floaty all day...so I think it's a bit strong for small fishies.

(Fluffy is a puny 4 inches, not like your monsters, so a little goes a LONG way.)

I imagine it's really good for them, but getting the dosage right may be difficult.

mj

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I think I must be slightly odd as I love the taste and smell of raw garlic :P

I use it in my gel food, but I'd be worried it was too strong to feed raw, on its own. If you've ever eaten a clove of raw garlic you'll know it burns!

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I think I must be slightly odd as I love the taste and smell of raw garlic :P

I use it in my gel food, but I'd be worried it was too strong to feed raw, on its own. If you've ever eaten a clove of raw garlic you'll know it burns!

Yeah, I felt so sorry for Fluffy while he was floating, cuz I could imagine it burning his little insides. I will stick to rubbing the pellets in garlic juice from now on...no more pieces for him...I too, love the smell and actually eat raw garlic for the health benefits...

And I wonder why I have no friends!!! :no:

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I love garlic and eat tons of it...so many health benefits. But I probably wouldn't throw it in raw in the tank. It is in their gel food though.

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I too, love the smell and actually eat raw garlic for the health benefits...

See! Lol. I hate the smell. My friend uses it on his wild discus as they are sensitive to meds, as a natural way to control intestinal worms.

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I use fresh or powdered in my gel food. I use a lot of it too even though Steven complains about the fridge smelling LOL

We never noticed the tank water smelling from it though...

Occasionally I feed minced garlic as treat. I just get a fresh clove, peel it, chop it into bit sized pieces and that's it. When I'm lazy, I'm just using a garlic crusher.

They definitely do love the stuff (and so do I :D ) .

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I'm pretty sure that I've read in a book its good for their intestines.

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I've always boiled the garlic along with the other veggies I use in my gel food. If it's safe and better nutritionally, I'll use it raw in future though :)

That being said, I know if veggies lose some of their nutritional value when cooked, so I always use the water I've cooked them in to make up the gelatine. Don't know if it makes a difference, but I like to think it does .. :P

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