I keep reading about using garlic for immunity but i haven't figured out how to use it! Do you put the juice directly in the tank water? If so how much and do you then have to change the water? Or do you just soak the pellets in the juice and if so do you so that every night?
You can use it to soak some foods in, such as freezedried bloodworms or frozen food, and/or you can put a couple of drops of garlic juice directly to the tank water. I do it once a week.
I use minced garlic (in the jars with the spices at the grocery store), but you can use fresh. My jar doesn't have juice, just the little chunks. I just take some of the chunks, put them into a (unused) cup from a Nyquil bottle, put in a bit of tankwater, and some freeze dried bloodworms. I let the whole mess soak for a few minutes, and dump in the liquid and the worms. They love the treat, and it's super healthy for them. I have tried to let them eat the garlic pieces, but they ignore those.
If you regularly feed freeze-dried foods(worms, daphnia, etc.), by the way, you always want to presoak in garlic juice or tankwater. The foods expand when they are hydrated, and you don't want that expansion happening inside the fish's stomach - it can cause bloating and constipation.
Hi Sarah. With your size tank, I wouldn't add more than one drop of garlic juice directly to your tank.
Change your water as you usually do. I think you said you change it every day or so?
Since your boy isn't eating, you can soak the pellets. It might help stimulate his appetite.