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



also, the reason for me using the salt is not to
directly affect the parasites but i've read somewhere
that the salt induces the fish to produce a thicker
layer of slime coating that prevents the parasites
from attacking.  i could be wrong...

--- Mike & Diane Wise <apistowise@bewellnet.com>
wrote:
> 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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