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Freind
09/14/2017, 09:10 AM
I preparing my own food with shrimp and scallops.

My butterfly do not eat pallets. So I thought to mix the pallets with my preparation of shrimp and scallops. But she is smart and spit out the pallets and eat the rest. So I thought why not mixing organic garlic with my preparation but I don't know what ratio should I keep. Anyone have any ideas about it.
Thank you

heathlindner25
09/14/2017, 09:20 AM
I wouldn't use any.

MondoBongo
09/14/2017, 09:22 AM
0 because garlic does nothing for fish, and it has even been suggested that it may harm their health long term.

save the garlic for a nice marinara sauce.

Freind
09/14/2017, 09:29 AM
Than why we use garlic extract.
I read that garlic is good for hunger and immune.

heathlindner25
09/14/2017, 09:39 AM
No garlic in the ocean.

Freind
09/14/2017, 10:43 AM
No garlic in the ocean.

So we should not use the Garlic Extract as well?

heathlindner25
09/14/2017, 11:35 AM
So we should not use the Garlic Extract as well?

Yes

jayball
09/14/2017, 11:56 AM
Garlic in any form should be restricted only to getting a fish to eat for the first time (IMO) there es evidence out there of garlic causing either kidney or liver disease.

Keep in mind that some fish will never accept pellets, I have a 5 year old Bangaii that only eats frozen.

scooter31707
09/14/2017, 02:07 PM
I have read, if you use Garlic on a regular basis, it will cause organ problems for the fish.

homer1475
09/14/2017, 02:40 PM
0 because garlic does nothing for fish, and it has even been suggested that it may harm their health long term.

save the garlic for a nice marinara sauce.

+1 and to everything everyone has already said about feeding marine fish garlic.

While it is great at getting finicky eaters to eat, it should not be used long term.

ca1ore
09/14/2017, 02:44 PM
Some fish just don't eat pellets (not pallets :lol:). I see no reason to force the issue frankly. I never feed my fish garlic, other than that which may be in some commercial frozen foods.

Freind
09/14/2017, 03:03 PM
Thank you all

thegrun
09/14/2017, 03:47 PM
...best used on pizza!

MondoBongo
09/15/2017, 07:30 AM
in regards to the picky eaters, i've had some good anecdotal results soaking food in selcon to help entice picky eaters. it's all oily and stinky, fish seem to like it.

my best weapon against a picky eater though is variety. i have a good assortment of frozen foods, about 4 or 5 types, several types of pellets, several types of flakes, nori, and several kinds of live food generally available.

if i'm ever having an issue getting someone to eat, i just try different things until i (hopefully) find something the fish will eat. then once you have one thing, you can gradually try to work in other foods over time.

billdogg
09/16/2017, 09:32 AM
Some fish just don't eat pellets (not pallets :lol:). I see no reason to force the issue frankly. I never feed my fish garlic, other than that which may be in some commercial frozen foods.


None of my fish will eat pallets either, although I did have a large puffer who liked to munch things :spin1: