Safe to put aquarium salt in for sick tank?
Would it be possible to put some salt in one of those plastic "betta containers", cut a small hole in the lid and leave it in the tank for a few days and not harm, the plants? Plants are hornwort, java fern, java moss and anubias.
Tank has been untouched for almost a year, other than the usual water changes, gravel sweeps and foam rinsing.
Symptoms on fish aren't visible. No speckles, holes, welts, disintegrating fins or any of that stuff. They slow down, hang out near the heater, then die. I've waited a couple weeks in between the last series of deaths to deprive and kill the bug, but apparently it's affecting this new batch of platies from my 55.
Heat's up at the maximum 88. Readings using the API liquid kit show the A/N/N to be near or at zero.
The longer I'm involved in this hobby the more & more I'm convinced that Bio-Type species tanks are the way to go. Plants and fish/inverts live together in nature for a reason. I find the less I try to fight nature the better my tanks look.
- DogFish 1.24.12