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Old 07-07-2011, 11:41 AM   #1 
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Rock salt for betta

Is rock salt any use to prevent diseases of betta?
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:50 AM   #2 
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If it is sodium chloride without the anti-caking ingredient....then yes, it is fine to use for short term treatment in salt tolerant fish....

Long term salt is not recommend in Betta-it doesn't prevent disease for one and two...it can cause resistant issues an kidney failure....
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:53 AM   #3 
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How to be sure whether it has any anti-caking ingredient or not?

Could you please suggest how much water should i change per week in my 8 gallon tank which i had set up 3 days ago?

please advice
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:59 AM   #4 
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The package should have the ingredients listed on it.....

In the 8gal tank-is it filtered, any live plants, what is the stocking level
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:04 PM   #5 
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It doesn't have ant anti-caking ingredient :) How should be the dosage of using the salt?

It is not filtered. Should i use any filter? It has an aeration device connected with an airstone. It has a 2 inches half-moon betta :)
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:12 PM   #6 
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Dosage of salt is based on what you are treating...generally 1-3tsp/gal along with 100% daily water changes for 10 days while the Betta is in a small QT-you should not treat in the display tank.....

In an unfiltered 8gal with a single Betta-no live plants...I would make weekly 50% water changes with vacuum and 100% monthly....
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:19 PM   #7 
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Thanks :)

Is filter a must or optional?

should i use the rock salt to treat fin damages?
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:23 PM   #8 
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Filters are optional....

Fin damage usually will respond to clean dechlorinated water from frequent water changes...depending on how bad it is and the cause...

Good nutrition is also important for fin health and overall well being........small frequent meals of quality foods....

Can you post a pic of the fin damage....
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:25 PM   #9 
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Presently i am fedding my betta with 8 pellets per day at day and night respectively.Is that okay? Can you suggest some good betta food names and brands please
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:27 PM   #10 
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actually i don't have a good resolution cam so can't post it :(

will try to get a clear snap though
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