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  1. Guppy bloating... AQ salt or Epsom??

    Other Fish
    My male has been mysteriously bloating. He’s in a hospital tank right now and I’m using AQ salt in it. But someone told me that will make it worse and I need to use epsom salt??? Help me, please, I’m super confused. Thanks guys!
  2. frusterated

    Betta Chat
    My lovely DoubleTail that just so happens to be an obsessive tail biter bit the crap out of his tail while I was away this weekend. I did a water change the day I got back and added some AQ salt as a precaution. I came home from work yesterday and sure enough he has fin rot. *bangs head...
  3. Usage of AQ salt?

    Betta Fish Care
    So if you use AQ salt for too long, then it damages the bettas' kidneys, right? How much is too much? I noted that some people only use the salt during illnesses, while others put the stuff in either tiny tiny or just package-directed amounts in their tanks each water change. What is the advised...
  4. AQ salt all the time?

    Betta Fish Care
    I wanted to get peoples opinions on keeping a betta in AQ salt all the time? Say if I was to add salt to my bettas tank, preform a 100% water change and then put more back in and do this all the time every single time, would this negatively effect my betta, is AQ salt only for keeping infection...
  5. API General Cure can it be used with AQ salt too?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm treating my betta and shes fighting mighty hard against apparent internal parasites and bad stuff all around. Can the API general cure be used in tandem with AQ salt. Just curious haven't done anything but the API gen cure, shes on her second day today and is still fighting valiantly. Thanks...
  6. AQ salt vs. Epsom Salts?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Can someone help me with this debate I offer have for myself? I often see AQ salt and Epsom suggested for illnesses almost interchangeably. Like for treating bloat for example I see some people say use Epsom others AQ salt. So can someone help me with what's the differences or what you prefer?
  7. Fin Rot (again!)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My poor fish is struggling with fin rot. He had it a few weeks ago, so I put him in a smaller tank with 1tsp AQ salt per gallon and did a water change every day. After a week, he started looking a lot better, so I put him back in his regular tank. Two weeks later, and the fin rot is back! I...
  8. Fin rot won't go away? is it rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Blue CT Aiden, may have a really light amount of fin rot. (sorry, can't take a picture) but on the tips of his bottom/middle fins, it has specs of white. on the bottom fin, it is semi-reddish clear and a tiny bit curled. I have been treating him with AQ salt for 9 days now, but I don't see...
  9. I don't know the problem is!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has had a few holes in a couple of his fins for about a week. I began treating him with AQ salt on the 14th and there seems to be very little change. I originally thought it was fin rot but the holes look pretty circular and are in the middle of his tail, closer to his body. I really...
  10. Treating fin rot after already in Epsom Salt?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    In my last thread, I mentioned that Casper had gotten sick due to the Top Fin Heater I got. He had been clamped, lethargic and the end of his fins were black and wispy and red in the case of the bottom fin. I treated him in ES at 2 tsp/gal for about a day and he seems to be doing much better...
  11. I'm so frustrated! >_<

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay... it's been about a week since I started one of my boys in AQ salt treatment (to promote growth and recovery of some pinholes). Well, today I noticed one area where he had a pinhole, the section is ripped. GAH!! :evil: Everything else with him is fine, there is no sign of rot! I'm...