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Old 03-30-2011, 08:43 PM   #11 
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You can find epsom salt at most drug store like CVS or riteaid, and you can probably find it at walmart as well!
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Have you tried an epsom salt treatment yet? 1 tsp epsom salt per gallon for two days, then 2 tsp epsom salt per gallon for eight days, doing 100% daily water changes throughout treatment. You can find epsom salt at the pharmacy, it shouldn't cost too much.
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You can find epsom salt at most drug store like CVS or riteaid, and you can probably find it at walmart as well!
I will try to get it in the next few days. The person below you suggested doing 100% water changes. Seems a bit...excessive? Wouldn't the fish be in shock?
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:44 AM   #14 
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Salt doesn't evaporate, so the only way to get rid of it is to do water changes. If you do less than 100% then you will be adding more salt water to already salted water, giving you a higher concentration of salt than you need. The 100% daily changes will ensure that every day he has the right amount of salt. Sorry if that doesn't make sense, I'm having a hard time describing it... :p
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Salt doesn't evaporate, so the only way to get rid of it is to do water changes. If you do less than 100% then you will be adding more salt water to already salted water, giving you a higher concentration of salt than you need. The 100% daily changes will ensure that every day he has the right amount of salt. Sorry if that doesn't make sense, I'm having a hard time describing it... :p
Does that mean I have to pretty much dump him into a new environment every time?
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