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Re: salt and cories... was Re: safe catfish



Corys being sensitive to salt is an "old wives tale". They are maybe a little
more sensitive than scaled fish but not by much. My question is why use salt for
ich?. The amount needed to affect ich parasites will probably stress your fish &
plants. You would be much better off raising the temperature to 30C (85F) and
keeping the tank dark for a few day. Corys supplement their air intake with
atmospheric air they swallow. Increase aeration to the water for other fish. Your
plants should be able to handle 3-4 days without light.

Mike Wise

"S. Ong" wrote:

> off topic here sorry...just had a question...are
> cories sensitive to salt? b/c i have to treat a tank
> for ick but there are cories and cardina japonicas in
> there so i couldn't use quickcure...instead i'm
> planning to use salt, but i want to know if it's safe
> for cories and japonicas for that matter. thanks.
>
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