This is a discussion on ICH!!! within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; -->
some people like it better to ask help than reading informations anyway.
LOL which is quite contradictory since they will have to READ it ...
can i use regular salt or must i use aquarium salt?
Any salt will do. Aquarium salt is unnecessary IMO and a waste of money when you just treat for ich.
I have used table salt and no problems with that. Don't believe in myths saying that salt containing iodine is dangerous. That's a myth. Fish needed iodine themselves to prevent goiter.
@Brie: You aren't reading threads in this section then.
Table salt or marine aquarium salt? See that's what I don't like about folks telling people to use salt. Table salt is quite different than sea salts. Sea salts are the type you wanted. Salts can come from many sources and are different in their makeup.
Good advice mike, as table salt can be deadly to use in an aquarium.
I wanted to also mention, there is a big difference in iodine... among other minerals in salts. Epsom salts are often used for goldfish, to treat swim bladder problems, but for medicinal purposes, aquarium salt is the right salt to use in most cases... never table salt!
Yes, marine salt and "aquarium salt" are a bit different, but close enough that either is safe. I will do some checking later today and see if I can find the particulars to share here with all of you. This is something that everyone should know about and understand, as many animals rely on this for basic body functions.
Thanks for bringing the topic through this route, Tracy... :D