Do not use salt on bloated fish; fish with raised scales; fish that have recently been salted or medicated. Stagger use of salt remedies and treatments.
Treat goldfish tank 3 to 4 times per year as a tonic
for exuberant health and preventative
measures; discourages harmful bacteria, increases slime coat; restores vitality insuring good health.
Combine salts into 1/4 cup warm water to dissolve; mix thoroughly and premix in fresh water tub before adding to goldfish tank.
Salt: use aquarium salt or sea salt
1 tablespoon (14.8 mL) per 10 gallons (37.9 ltrs) of tank size
Epsom salts: 1 tablespoon (14.8 mL) per 10 gallons (37.9 ltrs) of tank size
Baking soda: 1/8 teaspoon (1.3 mL) per 10 gallons (37.9 ltrs) of tank size (use only if pH and KH levels are in the comfort zone; 7 to 8)
MelaFix: (aquarium strength)1/2 teaspoon per 10 gallons (37.9 ltrs)
The salts will be removed gradually as regular partial water changes are
performed; allow tank temperatures to remain normal.
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