Pleco And Salt

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Goldiemom, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Goldiemom

    GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    I am waiting on Maracyn 2 for Columnaris in tank. I’ve been using Sulfaplex but not seeing improvement. I read salt can slow down the progression of Columnaris. Can I treat the tank with a bn pleco in it?
  2. Whitewolf

    WhitewolfWell Known MemberMember

    What salt does is irritate the skin to make the fish produce more slimecoat. That is their Barrier against pathogens. It dosent really have antibiotic/anti-fungal properties, its just an irritant and helps with minerals /oxydization.
    Plecos are catfish and they probably wont like it but then again ive done it before and as long as the pleco is big he should be ok.
  3. OP

    GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    I started with a very low dose.