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Will garlic kill external parasites?

I was reading about garlic being used to kill internal parasites in fish. However, I couldn't really find any info on if garlic also killed external parasites. Does any know if it works on external parasites? And if so, how is it best administered?

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no. You need to get medicine to cure the specific external parasite.


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If you use the cloves to smash the parasite, yes.
If the parasites are vampire parasites, then it may depend on which vampire movie they take after.
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So you're saying garlic is no silver bullet?

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It's promoted as being helpful and also as a stimulant for getting picky fish to eat. I see it talked about for curing ich but really think those fish would have gotten over the disease with good water conditions and diet.
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If we soak garlic in silver ionized water ...
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Might work...

depending on what's at stake.

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Might work...

depending on what's at stake.
I see what you did there
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I have no idea what you're talking about.

Getting back to the silver-ionized water, you would almost certainly have to use pure H2O in the solution. If it's not wholly water, it wouldn't work.

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