Originally Posted by Jakr959
Ok so my mom told me if I change his water alot it would stress him out, and I only use salt if he had parasites which he doesnt. so I am really confused
On one hand you have short term stress from a water changes and if done correctly it should not cause too much stress...
On the other hand-from no water changes/treatment- you have stress from ammonia, bad bacteria build up, injury that can progress to bacterial infection...all of which are more stressful and lowers immunity
Aquarium Salt is not just for parasites, short term use in the correct dosage can be very effective for treatments and less stressful than OTC medication.