Originally Posted by kelly528
Sorry about your fish. I know undissolved grains of salt can burn aquatic creatures should they come in contact with their skin but I'm not sure if this killed her.
Yeah I just don't know what else could have done it. I did a 100% water change, and after adding the salt I noticed that when I put her in, she reacted to the water conditions by surfacing for air almost every 5 seconds. It looked like she was having a hard time swimming down, as if she was floating against her own will. I dumped the water, refilled and reconditioned it, but she still had the same reaction. After a trip to walmart, I returned to find her dead...................... Then again I suppose she was never healthy from the start, as she never ate in 12 days, did a "coughing" gesture a few times with nothing coming up, and was always listless. I still can't help but feel responsible, y'know?