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Old 08-10-2022, 03:42 PM   #1
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Epsom Salt for Swim Bladder

I have a cherry barb with swim bladder disorder. Before going the boiled peas route, I was thinking of feeding spirulina and mysis shrimp, in addition to adding epsom salt to the water, in order to promote healthy digestion and reduce inflammation.

As far as dosing the epsom salt goes, however, I have seen a great deal of mixed advice. Specifically, I've seen each of the following dosing instructions:

1 tbsp / 1 gal
1 tsp / 1 gal
1 tbsp / 10 gal
1/8 tsp / 1 gal
For reference, I have plants in my tank and no snails (though I think these are more sensitive to sodium chloride than magnesium sulphate).

Can someone help me make sense of this?

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