Pond and Aquarium Salt
Pond or aquarium salt is one of the best overall treatments for most freshwater fish, especially koi and goldfish. It is a natural and safe way to promote fish health by reducing stress, improving gill function and promoting thickening of the mucus coat. Salt can also boost fish immune system systems to prevent future illness. It is crazy to think that salt can be good for freshwater fish, but just like when humans gargle salt water for a sore or irritated throat adding salt to a system or doing a salt dip can be beneficial for goldfish and koi. It can also treat bacteria, fungus and external parasites.
Salt is our first go to for almost all issues and we use salt after any handling of our goldfish and koi. Salt can negatively affect some live plants and snails so we do recommend treating in a quarantine tank or separate system. The salt concentration depends on the goal of the issue or treatment goal. For general treatment 1 tablespoon of salt per 3 gallons of water. For salt dips where fish are in the salt concentration for a short amount of time you can use 1 to 2 tablespoons of salt per 1 gallon of water. Remember that salt does not evaporate and only leaves your aquatic system by changing water.
Salt treatments are great for fish after shipping and during the quarantine period to help de-stress and help to remove up to 60% of unwanted illnesses. Salt works by essentially causing death by dehydration to unwanted pathogens.
Attention: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Store at room temperature. Not for human consumption or for use on food fish. Failure to use as directed may result in loss or injury to aquatic life. We are not responsible for any loss of aquatic life.