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Old 01-11-2013, 10:15 PM   #1 
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I need help.

Hello one of my bettas has swim bladder right now. I'm going to put her in a hospital tank but I can't remember the Epsom salt dosage and I've looked around this forum and can't find one that the person is completely sure about the dosage. So here's what I plan to do. Put her in hospital tank with bare bottom to watch poop and put Epsom salt in with the water. How do I go about puttin the salt? In with the betta or before I put the betta in? It's a half gallon tank by the way. Thanks for your help! Any suggestions? Go ahead and tell me!
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Oh and fast her for max 3 days
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:23 PM   #3 
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Are you able to post a pic- never used salt so i am no help there
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:25 PM   #4 
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It's 1-3 teaspoons per gallon so 1 teaspoon for you should be fine.. Remember to dissolve it first and IMO setting up the medicated water prior to adding the fish is best to prevent shock. Good luck!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #5 
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I'm still new to the abbreviations what's IMO?
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:28 PM   #6 
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In my opinion.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:29 PM   #7 
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Build up to 1tsp per gallon, predissolved. Start with 1. You can go up to 3tsp but I like to start with 1 and build up gradually.

Epsom salt is very mild and will not harm your betta if it is added gradually or he is acclimated correctly.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:30 PM   #8 
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Poor thing gets tired swimming
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:31 PM   #9 
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What does the Epsom salt do? Like, how does it work
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:32 PM   #10 
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If the salt doesn't help at 3tsp per gallon it could be internal parasites. My betta had SBD that I found out later was caused by internal parasites so the salt alone did nothing.

Epsom salt is a laxative.
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