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So not to be a complete pain but what is the purpose of the .3% salt in quarantine for two weeks before Prazi? I'm just trying to learn more...I get that it may kill Costia and possibly some other parasites...is that really true now considering resistance? The salt increases slime coat right? Decreases stress? Heal small wounds? Doesn't using Prime and frequent water changes help with those? I have used .3% with other goldfish I have had in quarantine and I have done the recommended procedure the seller said to do on two of my goldfish. As a goldfish owner I make my own choices and mistakes of course. I joined this site before I even bought goldfish. I read a lot of stuff, watched Tithra and Solid Gold, all before even buying goldfish.....I want to learn. I have an open thread right now about a fish with some kind of issue that I have been battling for 6 mos. I am at that point in that thread of, "To salt or not salt?" I have done a quarantine with other goldfish that includes the .3% salt solution and then did the Prazi 4 week cycle. It seems that the 2 week in row prazi treatment is now recommended with dosing done within 4 days with salt treatment at .3% salt for a week either before or after the two week prazi treatment. I have read both before and after. Then recently I read that someone was using salt to treat their goldfish and the goldfish got fluid built up around their eyes from the salt. That freaked me out! I have 2 new goldfish in quarantine. I'm just going to do WC every other day (has a cycled filter on the 29g tank) and watch them this week. Clean water does wonders I think. But then again I will get to that point of "To salt or not to salt?" I value many of the moderators/helpers and members recommendations on here. Thanks for the help.