New Life Spectrum® uses garlic in all our formulas — and extra garlic in our non-medicated New Life Spectrum® Thera+A formulas. Garlic is an attractant for fish, encouraging them to eat. It plays a major role in long-term fish health and strengthens fish immune systems. Garlic is also an effective anti-parasitic for aquariums.
There are many scientific studies on the effect of allicin complex (the active ingredient in garlic) in aquarium diets. These studies support the conclusion of allicin’s effectiveness in increasing fish resistance to parasites. Garlic’s benefits for aquariums have been supported in several scientific research studies from aquaculture science departments around the world — including Australia, Israel, India and more.
For more information and references, select the link to our nutrition article in the section below.