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post #11 of 45 Old 02-20-2011, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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will any other kinds of salt work? Like sea salt? I can't get to a store for a few days and I'm wondering if I can use that it's 100% natural with no additives it says

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post #12 of 45 Old 02-20-2011, 10:34 PM
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As long as it is sodium chloride, yes, it will work.

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I want to change up the treatment anyway because I read that ich can evolve and actually become immune to treament

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can I put it in now with the Quick cure or should I wait til tomorrow?

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Stick to salt. And no, you cannot combine salt and Quick Cure together.

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ok I'll start doing salt and stop the quick cure tomorrow. Thanks!

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from what I read it takes 3 or 4 days for the parasite to fall off the fish... will the salt shorten that time or no?

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I guess I misread one of the earlier posts. You already had QC in there. I wish we had gone to salt first. Just continue the QC stuff and keep salt aside for now.

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from what I read it takes 3 or 4 days for the parasite to fall off the fish... will the salt shorten that time or no?
If you elevated the temp to at least 80 degrees (the highest I'd advise for goldfish), it'll speed up the lifecycle rate so it could be shorter than that. This will enable any meds to kill the parasites.

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I already used it for 3 days I'm nervous about using it longer than that.... I still have to treat for when the remaining parasites fall off the fish should I still continue with quick cure?

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