If you're using medication, follow whatever it ways on the bottle.TombedOrchestra said:If I'm treating for any type of disease (adding API Gen Cure)
Should I also be adding salt?
I have guppies, platties, mollies, tetras, 1 pleco, and snails.DutchAquarium said:30 to 50 years ago, salt was the only readily available medication and therefore salt was the way to go. However, nowadays this can greatly harm your fish. It is a myth that salt is the cure all first line of defense for everything. many fish have a very low tolerbility to salt and it greatly decreases their immune systems. I also want to point out that there is a difference between salt dips and baths. While many use these terms interchangably, it's still wrong and can be confusing. Maybe you could help me by telling me what type of fish you actually have.