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Old 05-31-2010, 11:11 PM   #1 
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salt bath question?

Should i use epsom or aquarium salt when administering a slat bath? and is it ok to use 1/2 gallon of water and 1/2 tsp. of salt?
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Depending on what you are treating.....Epsom salt and Aquarium salt do two different things.
Salt bath for a short term dip (3-5min) or salt in the water for a 10d treatment?
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short term dip for healing damaged fins ( not fin rot)
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IMO/E- fin damage and promotion of healing needs 100% daily water changes for 7-10days then every other day for 7 days, then 3 times a week for 3-4 weeks and high protein diet, I like to add fresh garlic juice as well for its antibacterial/fungal properties, IAL and native oak leave are also helpful.

For a salt dip, I use half cup of salt to 1g of water and leave the fish in it for 3-4 min or when it rolls over and then place in its aquarium water that has been placed in a small QT container for recovery.

*Note-Salt dips can be dangerous and kill the fish and should be done with caution and in extreme cases of fin rot and other pathogenic issues
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