As I've mentioned in other posts, I'm new to bettas and am trying to get all the supplies to maintain optimum health for my little fishy. I've come across differing opinions on aquarium salt and wanted to see what you guys think! Here go the questions:
(1) Do you use aquarium salt all the time, or only when disease is suspected (and only in the form of a bath, in the event of disease?)
(2) Can aquarium salt disrupt the cycle in a cycled tank? (Thought I had read it mildly fought bacteria...)
(3) If using aquarium salt, should you avoid combining it with anything else? (ie: Bettafix, other medicines, Prime)
(4) Do you need to acclimate the betta slowly to water with aquarium salt, or can the fish just be put right into the water? Can the salt affect water parameters?
Any input is much appreciated. Thanks!!