07-21-2012, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Olympia
I read an interesting article on PFK that long term salt actually helps certain diseases (forget which). But they are external parasites that feed on slime coat. They become salt resistant and then the salt helps because it causes the fish to overproduce slime coat (it's food).
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I'd like to read that, if you can provide me with a link. I have a PFK article by then-editor Matt Clarke which cites some professional biologists like Dr. Peter Burgess, and they clearly advise not using salt on a long-term basis but only temporarily to treat immediate health issues.