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04-12-2014, 07:22 PM
Do people do the Sodium Chloride salt bath (1-2TBS/gal) regularly? You know, like giving your discus an exfoliating spa treatment.


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04-12-2014, 07:29 PM
To my knowledge it is only done to cure extreme cases of parasites in connection with sterilizing a tank. If you remove the slime coat and have parasites in the tank, the fish has no defense against them.

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04-12-2014, 09:07 PM
My bad, confused noob.

I meant lower concentration, .01% to .1%, for preventive measure?

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04-12-2014, 09:17 PM
Most sd members do not routinely use salt. Pristine water is preferred.