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Old 05-19-2011, 04:39 AM   #1 
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What % Should Salt Be?

Right now I have it as 2% because it is a newish tank and he did have some fin loss prior to that I am keeping it at a precautionary level for a bit. For Koi you are supposed to keep it at 1%, and then up it to 2%+ when they are sick. Is the same true for Bettas? If not, what are the percentages?
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With Bettas you don't want to keep them in salt (sodium chloride) long term....its great for treatment and depending on what you are treating you use it in doses of 1-3tsp/gal for no longer than 10 days generally.....along with 100% daily water changes in a QT container not in the display tank...this way you have more control of dosage, easier for the water changes, observation...etc.....
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Thank you for the reply! I have a little, expensive tool that gives me a reading on the percentage of salt in the water. It is nifty to have, so I know how much salt to add, or how much I take away when I do a water change.
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