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Old 03-08-2013, 06:06 AM   #1 
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Question Epsom salt for healing?

Ok so my male Duck has a pretty good split on his back fin and I heard that you could use Epsom salt to heal betta fins. Is that true or should I just go buy aquarium salt?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #2 
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Epsom salt is for internal & aq salt for external so you want the aq salt if you feel you need to add anything to the water. IME, keeping the water clean, warm & conditioned will be all he needs for his fin to heal up.
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Oh ok. Thank you.
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I just keep the water really clean & use stress coat for that. The VT boy I have now had a spit all the way up his anal fin when I got him & his caudal fin was a ragged mess. Just keeping his water warm, clean, & adding stress coat healed it up.
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If you do choose to add AQ salt, only have it at a rate at of 1 tsp per gallon, and when you do a water change only replace the salt you removed.
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