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    Garlic treatment for white spot

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    I read that garlic is used for treating white spot in marine tanks, can it be used for FW tanks?

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    sounds new to me..so anyone knows or tried it before care to share past experience??
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    Yup! Literature on this has been discussed. Garlic extract has been used extensively in medical research to treat diseases. I know some aquarists use garlic puree mixed with fish food, to treat fish infected with internal parasites. Results were quite positive. Can try.
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    ok so smash up the garlic and mix it wif the food then give them eat? so i should soak BW in garlic puree =)
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    just pound the garlic.. to extract the juices.. then dump your BW inside to soak up the extract for abt 5-10 minutes.. or wait for the BW to defroze.. then feed the fish.. it should clear the white spots.. at least it did solve the problem for marine fishes..[]
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    so no one have tested it in a freshwater scenio?

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    Simon, Don't worry kekekeke....one day my recipe will have garlic in it =)
    Cheers!

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    On 2/20/2002 12:14:19 AM

    Simon, Don't worry kekekeke....one day my recipe will have garlic in it =)
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    which basically means no right? *kabish*
    it sounds quite amazing, frankly
    but if it works, it could be quite revolutionary
    i think garlic would treat a lot more than simply external parasites IF it does
    a. moae, can you point me to any literature regarding this?
    would like to take a look

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    how is it done? i can try provided i go buy a white spotted fishy
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    i dunno
    but from my web searches it seems it does humans wonders
    it's antihelminthic for us
    sounds as though it could work for fish too

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    hmmm.. interesting.. maybe i give it a try.. i so free :
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    On 2/19/2002 9:34:42 PM

    just pound the garlic.. to extract the juices.. then dump your BW inside to soak up the extract for abt 5-10 minutes.. or wait for the BW to defroze.. then feed the fish.. it should clear the white spots.. at least it did solve the problem for marine fishes..[]
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    DEA i will try provided if i get white spots for my fishes which i don't seem to get for a long time...=)

    anyway i've tried to make up new recipe for my apisto fry =)
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    hahhaaa..ben, dun end up killing them (touchwood)

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    if they die...i also can't blame it on garlic but i'm very eagar to know where did A.moae found his article..
    Cheers!

    Benetay

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    On 2/20/2002 1:05:50 AM

    DEA i will try provided if i get white spots for my fishes which i don't seem to get for a long time...=)

    anyway i've tried to make up new recipe for my apisto fry =)
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    why, you think white spot is seasonal? []
    if you've treated for white spot once successfully, it shouldn't come back at all

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    ^.- can u be 100 % sure?

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    why, you think white spot is seasonal? []
    if you've treated for white spot once successfully, it shouldn't come back at all
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    On 2/20/2002 1:16:33 AM

    ^.- can u be 100 % sure?

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    why, you think white spot is seasonal? []
    if you've treated for white spot once successfully, it shouldn't come back at all
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    why not? once the life cycle breaks, it breaks
    if you don't reintroduce the pathogen to your tank, it won't pop out again

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    chances are.. if u do get it.. usually it will be the new fishes that gets it.. and it is from the existing tank itself.. coz the original inhabitants are already sort of immune to it.. that is what i think it is.. i might be wrong..
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    On 2/20/2002 1:39:53 AM

    chances are.. if u do get it.. usually it will be the new fishes that gets it.. and it is from the existing tank itself.. coz the original inhabitants are already sort of immune to it.. that is what i think it is.. i might be wrong..
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    sort of immune is . . . not entirely correct
    if you have managed to wipe it out, only the new fish will have it
    if not, the parasite present in endemic levels on the OLD fish will migrate and attack the NEW fish, which are stressed from capture and acclimatisation to a new tank, leading to a lowered immune reaction from them
    however, given enough time, the white spot will increase in such numbers that even the older fish will get it

    something else just struck me about the garlic
    instead of killing ich, it could simply boost the strength of the fish such that they can control the ich on their skin
    thus the ich isn't visibly an infection, but lingers in low numbers
    in which case a med which would break the lifecycle would be more effective
    either way, i think it would be good as a supplement

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    errr.. at least i'm 20% correct.. hahaha..[]...

    hmmm.. seems that garlic is not only good against vampires and cancer-preventing, it is also good against ich..err.. for fishes that is.. human dun get ich.. humans get itches.. hahaha.. the 't' in the ich stands for tantamount.. hahaha
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