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Old 03-27-2010, 05:06 PM   #1 
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aquarium salt and stress coat questions. :)

I bought both for my fish today because we watched as he swam passed a little figurine and tore a huge hole in his fin (we took it out). he is still swimming fine but i dont want it to get infected. We are going to do a 50% water change daily until it heals.

both salt and stress coat say they help injuries such as this and i was wondering what one is better in this situation/ what do they do differently? and if there is any special procedure to using them.

sorry for all the questions :-/ i just worry about my fish too much sometimes and seeing a hole in his fin is distressing.
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:34 PM   #2 
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Aquarium salt works fine for me, but I've never used stress coat before. Really if you do water changes it SHOULD be fine, but no harm in playing safe.

What I also do is feed my betta fish pellets/food dipped in garlic juice. It works absolute wonders as well, and works nicely with aquarium salt :) Except I dip every single pellet in garlic juice daily. Bettas seem to LOVE garlic juice, as I've never heard of one rejecting it, unless it got too soggy. Good luck~
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Thanks, i will try the garlic juice too, sound interesting.
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You may only need to soak for a minute or so. I would try to soak it as long as possible, but for my bettas, neither accept any pellet that has been soaked for over a minute.
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