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Salt Bath Treatment

jwill_32533 (49/M/Pensacola, FL) - 1 tablespoon per gallon shouldn't hurt him. Some people soak them in a much stronger salt solution for 15 minutes or so. I've never done that but no longer than 15 minutes. Keep his water warm - say 85 degrees F. (= 29.4 Celsius) and change the water daily for the 5 days. Then I usually do a complete water change and still add kosher salt of about just over a tablespoon to a 2 1/2 bucket of water. Kosher salt dissolves much quicker and I use Kosher for hatching shrimp eggs with just 1/4 teaspoon of epsom salts. For hatching bbs; If ph is too low - add just alittle baking soda. - Nov 25, 2000
Aquaristia - I was giving my betta saltbaths every couple hours, it depends if you think he is strong enough for them. I wouldn't do it more often than that, though. When he has recovered from the first one, give him another. When he starts to look better, decrease the frequency of the baths. - Dec 29, 2000
bettasvancouver (F/Vancouver BC) - Has anyone here ever tried a salt bath for fin fungus or fin rot. I did a couple of months back and it really worked well. 4 table spoons aquarium salt to one cup of water, put the fish into this for 5-10 mins or until it is really looking stressed. bettasvancouver: You only need to do it once usually. Yes they do get a bit stressed but think it is better than adding medication all the time and then half the medications dont work anyway. 9/22/00 - Nov 24, 2000
Sakmet - 1 tsp per gallon for preventative measures. 1 Tbsp per gallon for treatment. 1 tsp per cup for a salt bath. - Dec 23, 2000

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