I adopted a female VT from Petco today knowing she had SBD. I saw her on Sunday and could not get her off my mind so I went in today and got her. I have put her in a 5.5 gallon tank inside a Breeder net so its very easy for her to access air. I have it heated to 82 degrees and have added Stress Coat, IAL, and Aquarium salts. When I saw her at Petco she was on her side but would still swim to bottom of cup. She has been in her hospital tank now for 3 hours and seems like she is already looking better. She free swims but still her buoyancy isn't that great (not that I expect it to be).
So my question is this: I was reading a sticky on here about SBD and they said to use Epsom Salt. This may be a silly question but is it different from Aquarium Salt and should I use that instead?
Second question: I read to feed a partial defrosted pea, then I read not too. Does anybody have any experience with trying both that could give me advice?
I was just going to fast her, because when I picked her up they threw like 5 frozen blood worms in her cup. I'm like really?? She can't even swim! Idiots.
So if there is any advice please fill me in. Thanks!