The scientific name of garlic is Allium sativum, which is how Equo chose its name, and it is a bulbous cultivated plant, part of the family Amaryllidaceae (species of the Allioideae). The importance of garlic is due to one of its derivative, the Allicin, which has been scientifically proven to have antibiotic properties.
When we want to use garlic for therapeutic and preventive purpose for our fish, we have two options. The first one is to use feeds with garlic extract; the second is to buy fresh garlic, extract the juice and mix the feed with it before giving it to the fish. The second solution is generally the best one, except for the smell on the hands and the time it takes to prepare.
Equo‘s solution is a ready-made garlic concentrate: Equo Allium.
Equo Allium – garlic concentrate
Allium is a garlic concentrate in extremely pure osmosis water. You can use it to soften the feed before giving it to your fish, or you can directly administer it into the aquarium.
I prefer using it on the fish feed. In this way, with almost no extra effort, we add this “natural antibiotic” to the food, and give our fish help in fighting parasites while raising their immunitary defenses.
Equo suggests administering 5 ml for every 100 liters of water in the aquarium, at least once a week. The product doesn’t have any collateral effects, so you can actually use it even more frequently.
From my point of view it’s one of the most important ways to help fish afflicted by Cryptocaryon irritans, like the Acanthurus japonicus in the picture above.
Equo Allium is sold in bottles of 100, 250, and 500 ml or in cans of 2.5 and 5 liters. Respectively, the costs are 7,70, 15,57, 22,14 euro for the smaller packages (100 ml cost 7,70 in the 100 ml bottle, 6,23 in the 250 ml bottle and 4,43 in the 500 ml bottle). The bigger package is the most cost-effective.
[translated by Agnese Poggi]