Originally Posted by MissMoneyPenny
I bought some aquarium salt for Mr. Fishy's tank as his tale was either snagged or bit, is this right for the healing process? Should I do a 100% water change first? How much aquarium salt should I put in a 5 gallon tank?
For treatment it is best to QT in a smaller container-this make the 100% daily water changes easier especially with salt treatment-the dosage I use for aquarium salt is 1tsp/gal...it is important to use the correct amount when treating to avoid any resistant issues and only use salt for 10 days
I like to pre-mix my salt 1tsp/gal in a clean 1gal jug-this help make correct dosage and water changes easier too-also if you have either IAL or dried oak leaf to add this can also be helpful with healing-I add them to my pre-mix jug too so they can steep to make the water a nice amber color
Nutrition is also important for the healing process a good high protein diet can help