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How To Treat Ick With Salt


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lol..the salt wont harm ur fish, the ick will.put 2-3 teapoonful for 10gal.Dont change the water.Unless its really cloudy.Leave the salt in for 10days.If you have a heater, turn it up to 90F.This help kill the ick faster.

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Just to expound on the directions for salting:

Straight away, add 1 teaspoon of salt per gallon (sea, rock or aquarium salt - predissolved)

12 hours later, add another 1 teaspoon of salt per gallon using the instructions above

12 hours later, add the final 1 teaspoon of salt per gallon - again the same instructions

I don't agree with not changing the water, especially if it's required. Do you have test kits? Are you able to post numbers for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates and ph? And when you do waterchanges, try to calculate the exact gallons so you know if you need to add back 1, 2 or 3 teaspoons of salt per gallon.

How big is your tank? How many fish do you have in it?

It always helps to change the water because it needs to be perfect if your fish are going to fight not only the ich, but any secondary bacterial infection.

So please post back with as much info as possible, there must be a reason they got ich and it's usually a result of stress :)

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lol..the salt wont harm your fish, the ick will.put 2-3 teapoonful for 10gal.Dont change the water.Unless its really cloudy.Leave the salt in for 10days.If you have a heater, turn it up to 90F.This help kill the ick faster.

It is really nice to see that people are trying to help,but if you are,then you have to be saying it correctly;

Salt can harm your fish if done incorrectly.Salt must be as Jen said,predissolved before adding it into your tank,or there's a possibility that it could burn your fish.. Taking the salt and mixing it in a bit of tank water will do that,then you can add the dissolved mixture into your tank. :)

Salting to 0.3 % must be done slowly over a 36 hour period,as adding too much at one time could definately harm your fish.

Dosing amount must be stated correctly . If you're not using the correct amount,you're not going to erradicate the Ick-which in fact could possibly kill your fish. 2-3 tsps.of salt added to a ten gal. tank, will not kill Ick. As jen once again mentioned-dose is 1 teaspoon per gallon,done over 36 hours,in three breakdowns for 0.3%

You must Always know and keep a good eye on your water params. Water is one of the main factors on whether a fish will make it or not.You can add all the meds and salt in the world,but if your water quality is poor,it's like flushing the meds,because they won't help your fish at all. :(

Gravel vacs are also recommended during this time,to get any cysts or free swimmers that are in the tank. :)

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