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ne article (Fairfield, 1996) that I found details an experiment conducted using garlic extract to combat a nematode ( species) infestation in common freshwater angelfish (). The author of this article went to various breeders, wholesalers and retailers looking for angelfish in which this worm was present. Suspected host fish were given a colonic wash to look for evidence of worms and/or their eggs. From a wholesaler, sixty individuals were selected for this study that were described as having a "moderate to heavy load of these parasites." These 60 fish were divided into two groups. From each group, five individuals were randomly selected, killed and dissected to examine the number of worms and eggs present. An average of 2.1 worms per fish was found in the dissected fish along with an average of 10.3 eggs per fish. The remaining 25 fish from each group were given another colonic wash. The author found that these fish had an average of five eggs per fish, but no worms were extracted during the colonic wash procedure. Both fish groups were housed in identical 55-gallon aquariums. They both were fed a homemade fish food recipe, but the experimental group had fresh garlic extract added to its food. The fish were held for two months, with half receiving the garlic-laced food. After that time, all the fish were euthanized and dissected. Of the experimental group, all of the fish but two showed a complete absence of any worms or eggs. One fish still had one worm, while the other one had eight. Neither fish had any eggs present at that time. The one fish that still had eight worms was noted as being the smallest of the group. It was theorized by the article's author that being low in the pecking order had contributed to this particular fish's not getting enough to eat, and therefore possibly not ingesting a sufficient quantity of the garlic to make a difference. In contrast, the untreated control group had an average of two worms and 14.6 eggs per fish upon dissection. This would seem to show that garlic can be used to treat nematode infestations in freshwater angelfish.
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Kelly was giving a presentation on general pufferfish care. Part of her discussion centered on the number of fish that she had received that were parasitized with internal worms. In looking for a treatment that was safe and effective, she stumbled across garlic. At this conference, she shared her anecdotal experience of garlic being an effective dewormer. She also happened to mention in passing that she noticed a general decrease in occurrences of Marine Ich/ when using this garlic treatment. That's it. This does not sound like a ringing endorsement to me. Nor was this a controlled study demonstrating that garlic had an effect on Marine Ich/. But none of that seems to matter because from there the legend of garlic spread far and wide. Why are so many people willing to go with this "treatment" based solely upon this one innocuous, anecdotal report? I hate to say it, but I believe laziness had to play at least part of a role. Consider the alternative, proven treatments for an infected tank. In the lack of an easily available magic bullet, the hobbyist has to tear apart the entire aquarium, remove all the fish to a second quarantine system and treat them with hyposalinity or copper while leaving the display empty of fish for a month or two. Or, the aquarist can simply leave the fish in the display and add a couple of drops of this garlic extract to their food and they should heal on their own. When put in those terms, who wouldn't pick the garlic alterative? Xtreme Aquatic Foods 2167-AA Cat Scrapers Fish Food
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I wouldnt take their advice if they sell that fish food. If they dont sell it, it may have some merit but I would go with NLS since I have never really heard of "extreme flake" and I highly doubt its better than NLS, which is widely regarded as gold for fish.XTREME AQUATIC FOODS were developed by a Florida based Ornamental Fish Farm after decades of experience breeding and importing tropical fish. Xtreme foods are formulated using only premium ingredients with No Hormones, and only the highest quality ingredients, Krill, Shrimp, Herring and Squid meals, Xtreme pellets and flake provide an excellent professionally formulated fish food with aquatic proteins and algae. I was asking about the Xtreme food because they don't even let this stuff hit the bottom. My concern was how it worked out long term. I know that a lot of people have had success using NLS, but with these fish it is not working for me. I do think it is important to look at what the fish are willing to eat as well as what we are willing to feed them. So back on topic, it sounds like two members have had some success with Xtreme food. How has thier overall health and color been? Any one else?My alpha is about 8 inches or so and the beta is right behind him. So, my fish are little bit smaller than Azrider's. My Mpwimbwes have absolutely devoured NLS 3mm Thera A since their first feeding on day 3 in my tank. The alpha had a slightly sunken tummy when he came to me and after several weeks on NLS he has toned up significantly. Another thing I would like mention is that I feed these fish way more than 6 pellets each at a feeding. They suck them down so fast they could each eat twenty or thirty if I let them! I give them probably ten pellets each at least, and these fish range from 5-8". The males obviously get more. That being said, maybe the reason why they became emaciated was because they would only accept a small amount of pellets relative to their size. It sounds like our fish have completely different attitudes towards the same pellet. And you have been feeding the NLS for a while now right? I'm sure that you are positive that its not a recognition issue, otherwise you wouldn't have posted this. Plus, the Xtreme stuff wouldn't be recognized by your fish since it was a new feed and they had no problem eating that. Interesting dilema. I think I would try anything I could to get them on the Thera A after seeing how my alpha looks and acts now. I agree with you though about at least getting them something inside their bellies if they are not taking the other pellets. I have to say that I am surprised you get a sluggish reaction towards food when only giving them 6 pellets each. Were you supplementing with frozen food at the same time? I found their hunger for the pellets increased greatly about 3 days after I stopped the frozen krill, and that's when they toned up nicely and began hoovering the pellets before they hit the bottom. I was feeding small portions twice a day at the beginning and I cut that down to once a day and only 6 times a week. They have worked up to quite a pile of pellets now, its pretty ridiculous how many they can eat in 30 seconds.