I remember twenty years ago when I brought salt to a Koi pond and started to add it to the water, in order to clear a parasitism of Chilodonella. The owner stopped me and said “These are freshwater fish. What’re you doing?”
In the very early nineties, the use of Salt on fish diseases was not widely known. People had been using it for years but for parts of the fishkeeping mainstream, it was unknown.
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Now, it’s widely used and I very much like it, as long as live plants aren’t a “thing” and you can get rid of salty water when the treatment is done.
Here’s a 30 minute video that will answer literally, EVERY question you could have about using salt. Every pitfall, every precaution, every bit of chemistry. Boring? I bet! Informative? Oh yeah.
The Use of Salt in Aquariums and Ponds
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