Adding Chemicals

Chandell
  • #1
I am going to be adding seachem equilibrium and API aquarium salt. I am wondering if I can add them at the same time while doing water change or should I add them 24 hours apart?
 
david1978
  • #2
Any reason for salt?
 
Chandell
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
My bettas tail doesn’t look so good, it is splitting so the lady at the pet store said salt will heal it.
 
david1978
  • #4
Bettas are sensitive to salt so its not a good idea. If its just torn the best thing is just keep the water good and clean and it will heal on its own.
 
Chandell
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Oh, the lady told me it would heal him. I think it’s fin rot. Okay I guess maybe I’ll do a little more research thanks so much
 
david1978
  • #6
Your welcome. For fin rot I use hydrogen peroxide 1ml of 3% per tank gallon every other day for a total of 3 treatments. 50% water change before, dose tank and it breaks down into water and oxygen.
 
Chandell
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Thanks. The sound of peroxide in my tank water kinda scares me!

I would probably kill my fish!
 
david1978
  • #8
Then just go with an extra water change in between what you normally do.
 
Chandell
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
Okay I will do that then. So you feel that aquarium salt is bad for betta?
 
david1978
  • #10
Salt in general has so little uses in a freshwater aquarium. The concentration that's fish safe is virtually usless. For a few things it can be used as a dip, that's what we did 20 years ago. Lol. With labyrinth fish and scaleless fish you have to be extra careful with not only salt but meds in general.
 
Chandell
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
Ya I was a little leery about using the salt. The lady said she used it for her betta with fin rot. But because I was nervous about using the salt I thought I would ask in here. Thanks so much! Going to return the salt.


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Salt in general has so little uses in a freshwater aquarium. The concentration that's fish safe is virtually usless. For a few things it can be used as a dip, that's what we did 20 years ago. Lol. With labyrinth fish and scaleless fish you have to be extra careful with not only salt but meds in general.[/
Since I don’t know much about bettas can you tell me what you think of his fins? I normally do 50% water change every week, so do you think if I do 2 water changes a week it will get better?
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I just also read that salt is very toxic for my cories!
 

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