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Old 01-15-2011, 10:51 AM   #1 
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Question What is the difference between salts?

What is the difference between Epsom Salt and Aquarium Salt? I was told to use Epsom Salt for my fish's Popeye disease. I don't have either kind, so which one should I buy at the store today? Can I still use the Bettafix med I have with the salt or just use the salt instead?

Sorry I'm posting too many questions. I just want to hurry in getting him back in his clean tank now and start treatment as soon as possible. I'd hate to loose 2 fish in just 3 days. :(

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Old 01-15-2011, 10:58 AM   #2 
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Epsom salt is Magnesium sulfate and helps to reduce swelling and works as a laxative among other things

Aquarium salt is Sodium chloride and help healing wounds, external parasites, nitrite poisoning among other thing

Both have a antibacterial/fungal properties

Both are great to use for short term treatments in salt tolerant fish when used in the correct dosage and duration for the right reason.....
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:23 AM   #3 
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OK Thank you OFL! I just messaged you again in your box on your page with more questions LOL Sorry for bothering you with too many of my nervous questions. I'm just a worrysome fish mommy. ha ha!
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No worries...that is what a forum is for....ask all the question you need...
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