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    Oto tragedy

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    Due to white spots in one of my harlequin, i stupidly dose some aquarium salt into my tank of 20 cardinal, 20 harlequin, 8 otos, 10 yamatoes, 10 malayan, 2 clown loach, 1 golden algae eater, 2 big SAE.

    A few days later, 3 x oto passed away.

    sigh

    Robin
    i always fighting algae but still got more

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    I regularly dose a little salt during weekly water change and have not encourter such problem (touch wood).

    Perhap u have over dose or it is due to other reasons?

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    Did you dissolve the salt before adding into the tank? Fishes do flinch and dart around when they get in contact with undissolved salt. In the case of catfishes (e.g. otos), the reaction can be fatal.

    FYI, I've treated white spots with salt 2x so far and no oto died on me (I had 6 otos in my 2ft tank then)
    ThEoDoRe

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    yup, i did not dissolve it and just pour salt directly. Alamak!!!

    Robin
    i always fighting algae but still got more

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    Personally, to play safe, I dissolve all solids in water before pouring evenly over the surface of the tank (unless otherwise stated on the packaging). Try to avoid pouring directly on top of fishes. Mixing into topping up water is a good oppourtunity as its a comparatively larger volume of water.
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    thanks, and i just made another mistake pouring in my KH powder from sera without dissolving. alamak!!!!!

    robin
    i always fighting algae but still got more

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    now the powder somehow sticks to the algae and takes a long time to dissolve, i feel quite stupid already
    i always fighting algae but still got more

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