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Salt types?!

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So at home I have to different types of salts and wanted to know if one is safe for Betta first I have regular salt we use for food then, I have another salt that's more like crystals and on the ingredients it just says salt no other thing added its like salt used in alcoholic beverages like margaritas I wanted to know if I can add that one to my 5gallon tank for my Betta as i think he might have Velvet im also giving him Jungle Life Guard.

Also im afraid of doing a large water change since my ghost shrimp in there has recently gave birth and might hurt the fry? So how should I clean the tank? I have also turned of light near the tank only turn it on to feed him.

Also I have a heater and filter thermometer and a ammonia checking thingy:cry:
my Betta acts normally eats normally except i think he itches himself since he also has like discoloration patches in his body area but its not like ick or fuzzy or anything like that. im really worried help??
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+1 - salt or copper-based medication will kill shrimp. If you want to save them, someone has to move to a QT tank.

Don't use the kind of salt you find in the kitchen - go out and get some proper aquarium salt (freshwater, not marine). Most petshops will carry it.
I'd also suggest posting in the disease section, with pictures - heaps of experience disease-fighters there. :)
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