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Old 07-20-2010, 03:32 PM   #11 
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Originally Posted by james7139 View Post
wait all you did was add salt water???
It's aquarium salt which helps with infections, and to prevent bacterial infections as well. You can find it at your petstore, it's not just table salt, haha please don't use that!
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:37 PM   #12 
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I wouldn't use regular kosher salt or aquarium salt for bloating--only for open wounds/tail damage. It's possible he was referring to epsom salt, which acts as a gentle diuretic and helps a lot with constipation. This is a very old thread though, so it is unlikely we'll get confirmation.

On a side note, that is probably the most disturbing bloat picture I've seen in awhile.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:39 PM   #13 
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Yeah, that looked terribly, terribly uncomfortable. Made me squirm in my chair. :/

I didn't know about Epsom salt as a diuretic. That's good to know.
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