10-14-2011, 08:15 PM
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Be REALLY careful using salt on cories. It's actually the worst method for them. They are sensitive to medication, but the salt is harder on them. Use a half dose maximum and watch them VERY carefully. The salt won't prevent ich or kill it, it only fights infection. If the cories aren't infected, the salt serves no purpose for them. The medication will work a bit more slowly at the half-dose necessary for cories, but it will work.
Just my 2 cents. I had a bad experience with ich and salt and cories, and my LFS expert told me the salt and heat treatment is just not worth it, the salt is hard on the fish and the heat is hard on the fish, versus just the medication being hard on the fish. 2 evils or 1 evil?
Sorry about the molly. They always look appalling at my chain pet store, part of my wants to rescue them but most of me knows they're beyond saving. It makes me feel horrible every time I have to look at them struggling because of improper care.