Jan 12, 2018
Oct 20, 2019
Very informative. Can you confirm your ratio for Epsom salt/gallon? You say 1tbs/5gal water for the tank. Do you mean 1 tablespoon OR 1 teaspoon / 5 gallons of water? I ask because you write tbsp/gal in the Epsom salt soak ratio.
1tbs per gallon for the bath and 1tbs per 5g for the aquarium(the salt that will be with the fish longer term). So if you have a 10g tank you will need to use 2tbs for the entire tank.
Sep 5, 2019
Very good over view and suggestions
Nov 22, 2018
Salt doesn't work for everything and in some cases makes things worse. What is dropsy specifically? other methods towards treating dropsy would be appreciated.
Thanks for your review Dutch! I never said salt works for everything, in fact I practically never suggest using salt. In the case of dropsy, using Epsom salt can’t really make things worse considering it’s already a practical death sentence and without it, in my experiences, the fish will not get better at all. Instead they will die significantly faster. In my experience salt is a necessary part of treatment. As for other ways of treatments, I’m honestly not certain of many other reccomend ways to treat. It is typically suggest to do Epsom salt baths, daily water changes, any bacterial/anti fungal medications, and a few fish specific treatments as far as heating and such. If there were other ways I’d like not include them though as this is the way I treat it. Honestly the whole reason I made this was so that I could just link it when I was helping someone with the problem. Dropsy is symptom that’s typically caused by fungal/bacterial infections, that’s about as specific as I can get and I’ve already added that in. I also said what the “symptoms”, no better word to use really, of dropsy are.
Feb 5, 2018
We think our Betta has Dropsy. Thanks for this