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#1 Guest_hmt321_*

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 06:19 PM

how much aquarium salt do i use to ward off fin rott, after collecting?

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 06:23 PM

Tablespoon per 5 should do it, but don't be shy with a little extra.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 06:31 PM

Be more conservative for those fish without scales, ie. catfishes.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 06:33 PM

Yes, Drew is correct, do not hammer the cats with salt.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:19 PM

I tend to agree but...I've kept tadpole madtoms at rather high salt levels (between 1 to 2 tablespoons per 5 gallons) for over two years. This winds up @ roughly.002 to .005 PPT. When I first introduced salt at 1 TBS, I found these fish negatively reacted while many other species appeared perfect. I then changed 50% of the water to reduce salt concentrations. I then kept those levels for about 4 weeks through regular water changes. I then added a little extra salt each water change until 2 TBS per 5 gallons.

The salt levels were initiated and maintained due to parasite and fungus issues on other species. I donít want to imply these levels have been maintained for the madtoms.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 08:27 PM

thanks



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