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    Salt.......

    Got a new koi.... This is a little guy... under a year... About 5 inches long.....

    Fellow I bought it from said it was a "dragon scale long fin".... Looks kujaku to me......

    He doesn't look too good.... You know the symptoms: floating at the top of the water, isolating from other fish, swims good when necessary, eats at times.... But, this bothers me.....

    Put it in a larger tank.... more water, more aeration etc.....

    so, i was thinking about putting him in some salt water to reduce the stress.......

    Problem is, I ran out of pond salt and was wondering if table salt would do...

    I know some of you are absolutley aborrhent to salt so let me know....

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    I would have to see a pic to know for sure. Maybe try Koivet? They seem to know alot about koi medicine over there.

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    Smile Salt City

    Rock salt is a mined natural mineral about 98% Sodium Chloride (SC) (NaCl).

    Solar salt as a natural product derived from evaporated seawater about 85% SC.

    Evaporated salt is obtained by mining underground disolved salt and is 99.9% SC.

    Table salt is SC mixed with potassium iodine, glucose and an anti-caking compound like calcium silicate.

    Kosher salt is table salt with no additives most of the time.

    Non-iodized salt is salt with no Iodine added to it.

    Water Softener salt is sometimes yellow having anti-caking agents added.

    Epsom salts is not SC but magnesium and can increase bowel activity.

    Now, what is an abhorrent ? Is it a swamp, fish eating bird, is it bird eating fish?

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    Dreamer, make sure there is no iodine in the salt if you decide to use it!

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    3 entries found for abhorrent.

    abĚhorĚrent ( P ) Pronunciation Key (b-h˘rnt, -hr-)
    adj.
    1. Disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.
    2. Feeling repugnance or loathing.
    3. Archaic. Being strongly opposed.
    Its verb form is abhor, "I know you abhor table salt..."

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    The amount of iodine in table salt is non-toxic to koi and GF. Be careful of anit-caking agents. Salt to 0.1% can ease stress and will still allow the use of most meds. Roark's homepage has great info on water chemistry and some handy calculators. click2roark.com Register with a legit e-mail address for access to his homepage.

    5" with or without fins? Either way it is a very young fish, and may not have been up to the stress of handling and transport. What is/was the water temperature?

    Please tell me you quarantined the new purchase...... I consider failure to QT abhorrent.
    Lynne in St. Louis

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    temps were 77 degrees..... yes... I did quarantine.... Then, I added to the new larger tank.....

    Creature is long fin....

    adreamer2

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    Smile

    An Anhinga X Cormorant is an Anhorrant, see identification pic below please and they are also repugnant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kohaku
    I would have to see a pic to know for sure. Maybe try Koivet? They seem to know alot about koi medicine over there.
    Thats actually very good advice. Koivet does nothing but koi and goldfish health. Lots of good information and people.
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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by jnorth
    Thats actually very good advice. Koivet does nothing but koi and goldfish health. Lots of good information and people.
    This sounds a bit condescending to me, you look up the the salt next time.

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