Is Aquarium Salt Alright For Betta Fish

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As a general rule of thumb start with 1 tablespoon per 5-7 gallons of aquarium water. This is a safe dose for all fish and plants including salt sensitive corydoras. Some betta keepers only use aquarium salt as a general tonic or preventative. Others use it at higher concentrations to treat for existing parasites, but remember it is not a cure all and can be combined with other things like methylene blue or antibiotics outside of the aquarium in a fish bath to treat stubborn or difficult pathogens. If treating an existing problem the use of high concentration via fish bath should only be done outside the aquarium in a container and last only minutes. You may have read that aquarium salt will cause issues with kidney and liver. This is only true if used at a high level for a prolonged period of time which is never recommended.
One final question...what's the longest you would keep a betta fish in water with aquarium salt added?
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It’s in my conclusion, aquarium salt is (if used in moderation), a viable and resourceful medication for betta fish, but should be used sparingly. Only use AQ salt if lesser treatments do not work, and be advised that some parasites may need to be eradicated from your betta’s aquarium to reduce the risk of reinfection. Aquarium salt for betta fish
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To treat a betta with fin rot using aquarium salt, transfer the fish, a heater and some hiding places like real/fake plants to a separate or tub with treated tap water of the same temperature as the water in the aquarium (be sure to give the fish some time to acclimate to the 100% tap water)! Set the heater to a temperature of around 77-78 F – any higher will make the rot progress more quickly, and any lower and it might be harmful to the fish.Constipation is a common condition suffered by many types of fish, including bettas. Symptoms include belly bloat and loss of appetite. Constipation is usually caused by overfeeding or feeding a low-fiber diet. Stop feeding a fish with this condition for 24 to 48 hours. If you don't see improvement, offer the fish tiny pieces of the inside of one fresh or frozen pea -- canned peas are too salty. If the fish shows no improvement, consider giving him an Epsom salt bath, which acts as a muscle relaxant. To give your fish an Epsom salt bath, pour half of the tank's water into a clean container. Add 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt for every 1 gallon of water. Have the fish swim in the solution for 15 to 30 minutes. Remove the fish promptly and return him to his aquarium if he appears stressed or relieves himself. Dropsy is the symptom of a very serious fish disease, and must be treated with urgency. This and other diseases that afflict fresh or saltwater fish in your aquarium can, if neglected, kill other species in the tank as well. Your entire is at risk!

Periodic health checks for dropsy, as well as other serious fish diseases like , will always help to keep your pets healthy and swimming for years. It is imperative to consult a fish disease expert to discover the cause and to obtain the appropriate treatment for dropsy in your Betta.•Treatment: You can treat Ick either conservatively or with medication. Ick is a parasite. Because ick is contagious, it is preferable to treat the whole tank when one fish is found to have it. Ick is temperature sensitive: Leave your betta in the community tank and raise temperature to 85 F. Then you can choose to treat with salt or medication. Conservative: Add 1 tsp/gal Aquarium Salt 3 times, 12 hours apart so that you end up with 3 times the normal concentration. Perform daily 100% water changes to remove fallen parasites before they can reproduce. Replace the water with the right amount of salt. Do not continue this treatment for more than 14 days. If it fails or you do not want to use salt, treat with Jungle’s Parasite Clear, API Super Ick Cure, or Kordon Rid Ich Plus. If your