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Old 01-01-2013, 12:18 AM   #51 
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Not true you have to finish 10 days. You can stop at any time, especially if you're switching to antibiotics.

I don't think epsom salts will help that.. I probably wouldn't bother unless there's no way you can get meds for days for some reason.. in that case it couldn't hurt.. I'd start small if you wanted to do that.. 1/4 tsp per gallon, predissolved like the aq. It must be pure 100% magnesium sulfate with no additives per the ingredients label. You can increase it slowly up to 1 tsp over an hour.. I wouldn't do any more than that. He's not bloated.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #52 
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greg how much salt you been adding ? You adding salt since you have him for about 7 days? I was wondering if may be increasing the dosage up to 3 tsp good idea. Since you don't have medication on hands. I think it worse to try. What do you think callistra?
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:06 PM   #53 
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To get him to eat, soak the pellets in garlic juice.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #54 
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Personally, I don't think 3tsps per gallon would hurt (of epsom salt) but like Callistra said, it probably won't help, much.
ES is very mild and can actually be used for longer than ten days but I wouldn't recommend using 3tsps per gallon long-term.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:01 AM   #55 
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i think greg was using aq salt for about 5 days or so and i didn't understand what was the dosage of the aquarium salt. If the dose of aq salt was less than recommended it can be the reason that it didn't help. Whatever he has it severe and like callistra said needs aggressive treatment of medications. But if there is no medications i think salt is good for now. But again i didn't understand what was the dose of the aq salt.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:11 PM   #56 
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AQ salt is the same: up to 3tsps per gallon. However AQ salt cannot be used long-term.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:35 PM   #57 
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Hey greg how is Thunder?
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #58 
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Sorry I haven't been on in a few days. My computer's been down. I've been trying to track down antibiotics/epsom salt. I have to stick with aq for now at 1tsp/gallon with water changes. His condition doesn't seem to have worsened at all. He swims around as if nothing's wrong.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:31 PM   #59 
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How long you using aquarium salt? You can use aq salt no longer than 14 days. Is he eating at all?If salt helps him i would increase it up to 2 tsp/gall. Do you do daily water changes?How is his eyes and gills? You wrote at your previous thread that eye and gills are inflamed.
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