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Old 05-11-2010, 11:15 PM   #1 
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Dropsy~ Epsom salt VS aquarium salt?

OK, I know my betta has a 1% chance of survival (she has shown the symptom dropsy for 2 days now, and hasn't eaten for 3 days) but I would still like to try to save her.... :( :(

I hate how her symptoms came on so suddenly!!!!!!!!! I wonder whether I could have done anything @ all! I noticed a wk ago that she was getting finrot. I put her in the hospital tank with bettafix. Her behaviour was the same, constantly begging for food/active. Then 3 days later, with no warning...... dropsy.. :( What did I do wrong???

I have added aquarium salt/maracyn 2 to her hospital tank (2.5 gallon), and lowered the water level. I have also added some IAL to increase her comfort...

I do have a question though: I've read online that I should be using epsom salt instead of aquarium salt and vice versa.......... What is the truth in that?
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Regular salt will encourage retention and possibly cause the bloating to get worse. Epsom salt will not. If anything, epsom would probably be best.
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=( damn it................ bought/used the wrong type of salt :( :( :(
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