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Old 04-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #1 
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I have a friend who had a betta, and she recommended adding regular salt to the water to keep down parasites, I was just wondering if this was true or not?
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:40 PM   #2 
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No, the salt is damaging to their kidneys. Aquarium salt should only be used when your fish is sick.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:57 PM   #3 
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table salt contains iodine which can kill your fish. Some people say you can use table salt without iodine, but it should not be used for more than 2 weeks max. There was a person here not long ago whose fish lost it's fins due to burning from the salt and all that was left was a large white patch and a red raw looking place where the fin used to be. She quit using salt, and he began to heal.
Bettas are fresh water fish, not salt water, so salt should only be used carefully as a treatment, not a preventative.
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