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Old 05-04-2010, 10:03 AM   #1 
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I don't know how to use AQ salt.

So Aden's tail is really scruffy and jagged. BettaFishCrazy told me Aden may have fin rot, so to be on the safe side I got AQ salt that he/she suggested and added it to his tank, now I'm not sure whether I'm supposed to keep adding the salt or is this one time enough? His tail looks like its getting worse.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:17 AM   #2 
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The way I like to do salt treatment:
I place the fish in a smaller QT container and I pre-mix the salt 1tsp/gal in a clean 1gal jug, this is to make dosage and 100% daily water changes easier, I treat for at least 10 days.
I will make a 50-75% water change on their tank before I put them back in it after salt treatment has ended in 10 days.

If you treat in their tank, add 1tsp/gal of salt and make 50% daily water changes and add back half the salt, however, treating in QT is safer and easier with less risk of overdosing the salt.
Treating in QT also give you a place (their tank) to put the fish fast if they have a bad reaction to the salt, its rare but it can happen.....
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:41 AM   #3 
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Ok. Thank you =) it sounds easier to put in QT rather than doing water changes on his tank all the time. How would I know if the fin rot has completely gone?
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You should start to see re-growth of the infected fins within 3-4 days, sometimes with really bad fin rot or injury the fins will not look the same and if rays are involved they may not grow back, just depends on the amount of damages.

You can also add native oak leaves or IAL to the pre-mix salt water and feed a high protein diet to encourage healing as well, I like to use fresh garlic too, but I use this in my homemade food that I feed anyway......
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:12 AM   #5 
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I have been treating him for 4 days now with AQ salt and the fin rot seems to be getting worse. Is there any other treatment that will work fast and effectively? This is so painful to watch.
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Have you been doing the 100% daily water changes along with the salt?
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Yes I have.
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If you see no improvement within 4-5 days you may need to try a broad spectrum antibiotic, I don't use OTC meds so I can't recommend any or their use.
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Ok, thanks =)
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