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Old 07-23-2010, 03:08 AM   #1 
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Question Are bettas salt-tolerant fish?

I hope so because I'm probably going to be using salt everyday twice a day for at least a month!!!
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:58 AM   #2 
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:24 PM   #3 
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i hope so because i'm probably going to be using salt everyday twice a day for at least a month!!!
i have 5 bettas for 2 y. Whan i chancge water i usually put amquel plus drops to remove ammonia and chlorine and aquarium salt ,and i let water stay 24 hrs.i add less than instructions recomendations.i read that aquarium salt prevent disease.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:10 PM   #4 
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Yes, Bettas are salt tolerant, however, long term use can cause kidney problems.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:35 PM   #5 
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Bettas are much more tolerant of salt compared to some other fish, such as neon tetras, for instance. However, they come from a part of the world that does not naturally have a lot of electrolytes (salt) in the water--so the extra salt does place more stress on their internal organs since they were not made to process it. Personally, I would not add salt unless there was a medical need, such as fin damage or open wounds.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:53 PM   #6 
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I was just wondering if about 10 days twice a day a teaspoon per gal. would be safe because I'm treating Roger Taylor for Fin Rot and my boys for fin damage.
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For treatments-I like to pre-mix aquarium salt 1tsp/gal in a clean 1g jug of fresh dechlorinated water and use this for my daily 100% water changes for 10 days. I keep the Betta in this salinity level for the duration of the treatment.

For salt baths/dip I use a much stronger dosage of salt (1/2c salt/1g water) for only 3-20 minutes or when the fish rolls over (depending on what I am treating) (usually a last resort when everything else has failed), however, bath/dip in high levels of salt can be stressful and/or kill the fish IME.
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i was just wondering if about 10 days twice a day a teaspoon per gal. Would be safe because i'm treating roger taylor for fin rot and my boys for fin damage.
my fish had fin rot about 1 year ago
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:58 PM   #9 
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I use a 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of Aquarium Salt for my bettas with every water change. But I wouldn't recommend putting it in their water twice a day every day. They just need a little for good gill function and electrolytes.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:04 AM   #10 
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Like others have said, prolonged use of salt is bad for Bettas, they can't handle it. Salting tanks regularly is a bad idea, eventually it will lead to problems. Not to mention that if you ever do really need salt you'll have to use a higher dose because the fish will have already in salt, making the treatment much more dangerous.

Here is some excellent info on the effects of prolonged use of salt..
http://www.fishyfarmacy.com/koipond/salting_fish.html
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