Use one or two teaspoons of Epsom Salt per 10 gallons of water. Follow normal dosages for both. Usually a second treatment is needed after seven days to prevent reinfection by dormant cysts/eggs. In severe cases of long standing disease you may need to dose metronidazole every 8 hours for three days. Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years as a healing agent and pain reliever. Having said that, if your fish are healthy and you are not treating them for something, there's no benefit to adding salt to the tank. Treat with Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate – sold in grocery stores or drug stores as a foot soak for people). I isolated the fish to a small tank and added Epsom salt and changed water after 1 day and then added Metronidazole tab for 2 days and did 50 percentage water change . The box says 1 tablespoon for every 5 gallons, which seems like a lot of salt to me, and I have been very paranoid about adding anything to my tank with the discus in them. Add salt. Generally you are looking at a tablespoon of Aquarium Salt as a treatment. On day one do a 50% water change and dose one tablet per 10 gallons of water. Use. What Fits In This Tank? Can a discus fish be treated both with metronidazole and epsom salt at the same time suspecting blot and bacteria ? If your discus are stressed, put some aquarium salt in the tank to reduce their stress. Treat with Formalin (formaldehyde) sold in pet stores as Formalin and in a combination with dyes as Quick Cure and Rid Ick or can be purchased online. On the back of your fertilizer, you should find it easy to follow instructions on quantity to add, as well as guidelines for the Epsom salt. Follow the directions on the product label about how much epsom salt to use per gallon of water. Thaks! The photo of the bloated discus, the top half of the discus the discus is loosing its colouring going grey/black. To treat constipation with Epsom salt, follow dosage guidelines. Diet As well as taking the Epsom Salts you must also follow the diet instructions below on the day before your appointment: BREAKFAST 8.00am-9.00am Eat one of the following: • 30g Rice Krispies or cornflakes with up to 100mls milk, or i think bettas are prone to constipation :P Symptoms: White dots on the glass walls of the tank and inside the filter. To become a Premium Member...Click Here!! The ratio should be 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons per 5 gallons of water. Recent Topics. Advanced search. Re: epsom salt dosage thanks everyone, i feel a lot more confident now. I’m sorry that you were disappointed. Carry out a 35% water change wiping down all the sides of the aquarium. However, in looking through my notes, I see that 1/8 tsp per 5 gallons is recommended for dropsy if treating the tank. Add 1 tablespoon (Tbsp) of salt per 3 gallons of water. Symptoms: Little, skittery bugs you can barely see skitter and hop on the bottom of the tank and inside the filter. Supporter. According to what I have read, learned, and experienced over the past years and also my personal opinion, the standard and the most effective dosage for the metronidazole, especially in a discus tank is 250 mg per 10 gallons of water every other day for up to 4 days with at least 50% water change before each dose. Support NADA by making a donation. Jun 20, 2014 #10 ^^good post @PNutGallery Gills may be flared. It is something that should be on hand for any aquarist. Below subjects are covered in this article Stir well until all of the salt has been dissolved, then drink the mixture. Do not raise temperature. If you are treating a disease then any salt will work epsom salt is not necessary to treat diseases. She also suggests feeding the fish a special diet containing antibiotics. As the page says, this is a brand new page for us. Both can be found at your local grocery store. She is the OP btw Treat with Fluke Tabs sold in pet stores or online. 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