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Old 04-04-2013, 09:47 PM   #1 
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Does Sea Salt Function the Same Way as Aquarium Salt?

I've read conflicting reports about the use of sea salt. I was wondering if it functions the same way as aquarium salt, since it doesn't have iodine. Have not used aquarium salt in the past, but thought I would do a small dose in Mr. P's 2.5 gallon tank due to a little scratch he has on his side. Doesn't look infected, Mr. P is eating and acting fine, but I've heard the salt will help his healing process. Suggestions?
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:00 PM   #2 
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From my understandings no. I would get aquarium salt. I got a small container of April aquarium salt for 1.50 at my LFS.
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Thanks!

The salt in question that I have on hand is course sea salt and lists "sea salt" as its only ingredient and specifically says on the front that it has no iodine. But I don't want anything that will seriously hurt my buddy!
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My aquarium salt says made from evaporated sea water. I only bought it because I had a Betta with fin rot. I paid 1.50 for 16 oz of it. I too like you want the best for my Betta an that's why I got aquarium salt but it sounds like they are the same
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:18 PM   #5 
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I think I will probably stay on the safe side and get some aquarium salt tomorrow. I'm really paranoid about doing anything new to the tank/tank water. I had a bad accident with a filter and my last betta, and since then I'm incredibly OCD about checking the fish constantly and I'm really wishy-washy when it comes to putting any new substances into the tank. I don't think aquarium salt is very expensive at my local store, so I will do a small dose of that and hope for the best. Thanks for your input!
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #6 
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A little Stress Coat is just as good for a scrape as AQ salt .... and might be a slightly better option.
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