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Salt Dip Problem! Help!


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Tank paras are all excellent.

10 gallon tank, 6-8 months.

Whisper filter

Change water every week or so.

1 fantail, about one inch.

Recently removed Melafix and Pimafix using carbon filter.

Warldey's Premium flakes.

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Alright, so my previous fish had gill flukes, and died, so I decided to give my other fantail a salt dip to remove any flukes he may have caught. He was yawning about every 15 minutes, so I gave him a salt dip.

It seemed to go well for the first 5 minutes.

I had my fantail in a gallon of tank water with a half cup of aquarium salt for 8 minutes. He started acting all 'floaty' so I took him out, and put him back in the aquarium. Now his eyes are a bit cloudy and he isn't moving at all. He's breathing really fast.... Is this normal or have I done something wrong? :(

Any advice would help a lot.

Thanks!

-Iluvmehfishies

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How many teaspoons of salt did you put in the cup?

Goldies under 2 inches dont do well in a long salt bath if it was .3 or more.

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8 minutes is way too long for a salt dip, small fish or otherwise. Even my big fish don't get anything more than 5 minutes, even if they act normal in that salted water. If a small fish gets a salt dip, you have to watch him like a hawk, and anything more than a minute or so is plenty of time. Some people only do 30 second salt dips on very small fish.

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