Originally Posted by logisticsguy
I blab on and on here about using salt which has become annoying to some. However, I do it because I don't want to see other betta keepers go through the grief I did when something so cheap and easy to use can prevent so many diseases. I wont prevent everything all the time but the fish certainly have a higher quality of life and longer life expectancy ime. Quick conversion here.
10L = 2 US gallons.
1 Tablespoon = 3 teaspoons.
I do use at a higher rate but its not all that much higher than your thai breeder. However many of them use groundwater not tap water that does often contain a little more salinity to start out with. Use at that level is perfectly fine anyways and a lot better than none at all. What I have learned is that most of the top show betta breeders use salinity as a tool to keep fish healthy.
She actually said 1/4 tsp (referred to them as "salt tablets large type," which I interpreted to meant AQ or maybe rock salt) per 10 liters. Don't know why I wrote 1/2 tsp... Although that did seem a little low to me, since it didn't seem like enough to treat diseases? The groundwater thing makes more sense.
She also told me to use a little piece of IAL and 1/4 capsule of tetracyclin (said I could get them from a human pharmacy?) and together, the three things would help keep my fish healthy. The entire email was a bit vague, probably because of the language translation, but that was nice. None of the other sellers bothered with caresheets after the transaction was complete.
The goldfish pic completely flew over my head lol.