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Default Potential fungal infection in tank, how to dose aquarium salt?

Hello, first time using this site. a fungal infection popped up on both of my axolotls, I tubbed them for all of yesterday while wiping off the fungus with a Q tip since it was still early in its infection. I then learned that I can medicate both the axolotls and the tank itself by introducing aquarium salts into the tank, so they're both back in the tank for now. I'm still unsure how to dose the salts since axolotls are more sensitive to them than fresh water fish. how much salt should I use per gallon of the tank?
Thanks for any advice in advance.



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Default Re: Potential fungal infection in tank, how to dose aquarium salt?

I do not think you are supposed to put salt in the whole tank. I believe you need to put salt in a different container and let them sit in there for about 10 minutes and then put them back into a container with changed fresh water.



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Default Re: Potential fungal infection in tank, how to dose aquarium salt?

Noooooope. Dont salt bath IN the tank. They can only be in a salt bath for like 10\15 min, so that would require changing your whole tank XD You can do low salt, but that wont be very effective. Also if you have a fungal infection you need to completely decontaminate the thank and get the parameters back in check too or they will just get it again

Information on salt baths:
https://www.caudata.org/forum/showth...018#post408140
(includes a video)

http://www.caudata.org/cc/articles/salt.shtml



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