Please help- I googled to find out how much aquarium salt to put in 10 oz. of water to give my sick molly a salt bath, and couldn't find anything. All I could find was 2-3% salt should be used in a salt bath, but I'm TERRIBLe at math.
She's a black balloon molly with columnaris. (I've been losing fish to it off and on for months). She was swimming and eating normally yesterday, but I thought I noticed a bit of white on her. Thought it was my imagination or the lighting, but this morning she looks just awful. Gasping at the top, and definitely a lot of white on her body.
I have two bettas in a hospital tank with Kanamycin. I put the molly in 10 oz of aquarium water and started out with about 1/4 teaspoon aquarium salt, dissolved. She looked fine. I added a bit more, and ended up with about 3/4 teaspoon in there. After 10-5 minutes, she was swimming slower so I realized she was starting to stress out.
So I put her in the hospital tank in a breeder and now she's lying on the bottom of it! Not dead, as she does move if I touch her.
Is she a goner? And if she's alive lately, can I give her another salt bath, but mainly, HOW MUCH SALT? I'm afraid she'll die if I don't get help very soon.
Water paramaters are PH of 8, A-0 Nitrites 0 and Nitrates 10. Thank you!