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Hello all!

I just have a quick question about salt. If/when it's needed I usually just use the salt I keep in my kitchen because the only ingredient listed is sodium chloride (it's Sifto, or similar brand, I forget). Anyway, when I bought new salt some months ago the store was out of brand name salt, so I bought store brand without even looking at the ingredients. Well today I noticed a couple spots of ick on Baldrick's tail and when I went to go treat him I noticed that this new salt is different. It's labelled as 'sea salt' and the ingredients listed are: salt, sodium thiosulphate, potassium iodide, and sodium ferrocyanide. Can I still use this salt, or do I need to go out and buy something else?

Thanks for your time!

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I think the additional chemicals may warrant getting a different salt that has no additives. Sodium ferrocyanide is an anti-caking agent. The thiosulphate has a variety of effects, as does the potassium iodide.

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Look for the Morton pool salt. It's $7 for 20 pounds! :rofl

Thanks for the idea. If I had the space to store it I might just do this. Sadly I do not :( .

And if you want the API Aquarium salt...it's much cheaper on Amazon than at the pet stores :)

I just got regular salt from the grocery store. I wanted to start treating Baldrick asap. Thanks though! :)

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I think the additional chemicals may warrant getting a different salt that has no additives. Sodium ferrocyanide is an anti-caking agent. The thiosulphate has a variety of effects, as does the potassium iodide.

Just wanted to say thanks again for the help! Your quick response allowed me to start the treatment with very little delay and Baldrick's tail is already looking much better. I think I've managed to get a handle on this thing before it becomes a real issue. :)

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