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allaboutfish 08-09-2012 09:51 PM

i just poured garlic juice into my prime is it still ok to use?
 
so i just poured garlic juice into my prime bottle thats half full. im in the middle of a water change and i cant get anymore conditioner till sunday maybe. will this stuff still work? it was 5 ml of garlic guard.

Pearl2011 08-09-2012 10:02 PM

Why put it in in the first place?

I *think* it would be okay to use, Maybe add a drop more since it could be more diluted. I would get someone else to say same thing though. And isn't garlic good for them?

allaboutfish 08-09-2012 10:08 PM

i didnt mean to pour it in there.

Pearl2011 08-09-2012 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by allaboutfish (Post 1192473)
i didnt mean to pour it in there.

I thought you didnt, that wouldnt make much sense if you did. What size is your tank?

Chesh 08-09-2012 10:17 PM

I don't know exactly what garlic guard IS, is it something that needs a specific dosage? Is there some already in the tank?

This?
Directions for Use: Shake well before use. Soak food in Garlic Guard before feeding. For enhanced effectiveness against Ich and other parasites use Seachem's Focus and Metronidazole as follows: Add 1 measure of Metronidazole to 1 measure of Focus per tablespoon of frozen food. Completely soak this food mix in Garlic Guard, refrigerate, and feed once or twice daily for 1-2 weeks.

I don't know if it's safe to use that med just. . . in the water. I'm not familiar with it, but I'm always nervous about stuff like that. Do you have anything else, like Stress Coat, that has a dechlorinator in it that you can use instead?

allaboutfish 08-09-2012 10:18 PM

garlic guard is garlic extract used to get fish to eat. also i have 8 tanks ranging from 5 gallons to 120 gallons.

marshallsea 08-09-2012 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Pearl2011 (Post 1192459)
Why put it in in the first place?

I *think* it would be okay to use, Maybe add a drop more since it could be more diluted. I would get someone else to say same thing though. And isn't garlic good for them?

This is completely off subject and not helpful, but I love the kitty and the pumpkin.

thekoimaiden 08-09-2012 11:33 PM

Garlic in the water might irritate the fishes. When it's in food, it's ingested and absorbed through the intestine. In the water it will probably irritate the gills and slime coat. Just like how peppers are good to eat, but you wouldn't want to rub them in your eyes. I'd err on the side of caution and hold off on the water changes or make an emergency trip to the pet store.

allaboutfish 08-09-2012 11:37 PM

even in that low concentration?

thekoimaiden 08-09-2012 11:49 PM

With some of the more sensitive fish it could be a problem (also we don't know exactly what kind of fish you have). You could try it on one tank to see what happens.


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