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Old 06-23-2012, 06:46 AM   #1
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An someone tell me what the process is with putting rock salt in my freshwater aquarium to treat general illnesses , also is it ok for scaleless fish like clown loach , or ghost knife
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An someone tell me what the process is with putting rock salt in my freshwater aquarium to treat general illnesses , also is it ok for scaleless fish like clown loach , or ghost knife
Salt and scaleless fish is Generally not a good idea

What illness are you looking to treat?
Ich? Treat with heat... Slowly raise your tank temp to 88F.

Let us know the illness so we can help.
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Thanks, two of my silver dollars have developed this white spot, it doesn't look like cotton wool disease, seems to be a fungus, I have treated with melafix and pimafix for a week now, I've only seen slight improvement in the last day.
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Thanks, two of my silver dollars have developed this white spot, it doesn't look like cotton wool disease, seems to be a fungus, I have treated with melafix and pimafix for a week now, I've only seen slight improvement in the last day.
Do you have them in a medical qt tank? I'd say at this point, a slight improvement is better than no improvement. I've had a couple of fish get those white patch fungus... Cost me a green TigerBarb last year.

I've read that treating with salt can help speed up the healing process of scales, but with scale-less fish, it's a moot point unless you QT.
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Nah I don't have them quartentined? Cause they are so skittish i think my quartentine will just be way too small for them and try are either going to end up stressed or hurt them selves, I will give them a couple of days then move the scaleless fish then treat with salt I think... Any idea what the white patch fungus is? Or why they have got it, thanks
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Best guess is an injury... Scratch / cut that got infected? I had a second green tiger get it.... Luckily I caught it and QT'd in time. My first green had it for at least a week(vacation) before I could treat... He was sooooo bad I put him down after a few days. It nearly covered one whole side. I was determined not to lose the second green!
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one of my silver dollars got it too, his tail is very damaged as well, its like that for a long time dont seen to heal even with salt.
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