07-20-2013, 10:04 PM
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Practical Method for Salt Bath
2 tablespoons per gallon water. ANY salt so long as there are no anti-clog additives. , cooking salt is cheaper.
Mix salt in a clean bucket with dechlorinated water of the same temp as the fish's tank. Net the fish and place it into bucket. After 30 mins remove the fish and move fish back to its tank with new clean water, BUT if the fish rolls over before the 30 minutes is up, then remove it straight away to the clean unsalted water.
Normally while doing the water change give the Aquarium a good through cleaning, or put the fish into a newly setup cycled tank, but not everyone has the added tankage.
The salt dip can be repeated daily (even twice daily) if needed for as long as necessary (well easily 2 weeks).
It is typical to see the fish will drop slime, normally do another mini w/c an hour or so after to remove any slime if its visible.