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« on: November 24, 2009, 08:08:31 AM »

I have been trying to feed my fish some medicated fish food for internal parasites. She takes the food but spits it out. I have heard of adding garlic to foods to stimulate their appetite. My question is do I use pieces of garlic mixed w/ food or garlic juice? How do I get just garlic juice? Can you buy garlic juice? Do I use fresh garlic or can I use jarred minced garlic? Please let me know, I need to get her to eat the food. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 09:09:18 AM »

I use fresh garlic when I make homemade food or blanch vegetables.They do sell liquid"garlic guard" I think its a seachem product but I havent used it.

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 10:17:41 AM »

Garlic juice is from pureed garlic cloves. Puree the garlic, then strain the liquid out.  Or look for a garlic press at a big box store. You can buy the juice in the grocery store or a cooking/kitchen store. The juice is a bit more flavorful than pure garlic.

I had a platy with the same problem....the little guy would NOT eat the medicated food. It's kinda messy, but I put some of the medicated food in a little amount (probably 1/2 teaspoon) of squished garlic (from the press) and rolled the pellets around. My theory was the scent of garlic would be on the food, juice and all. Not the most professional method, but the platy did eat a little bit of the "garlic rolled" pellets. 

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