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But Dinyar, 
Doesn't salt do the same thing as the medicine you mentioned (cause the
fish to make
a thicker slime coat and fight disease)? 

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Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 18:09:15 -0400
From: "Dinyar Lalkaka" <lalkaka at concentric_net>
Subject: Ich in planted tanks


There seem to be misconceptions as to how to treat ich on the part of
list members. Salt is generally ineffective in treating most fish
and completely so in the case of ich. <cut>
There are some medications that are reported to be effective against
ich and
not affect plants. I haven't tried it, but Chem-Marin's "F.W.P." is
reportedly such a product. It apparently works by irritating the fish's
skin and thereby causing it to exude a thicker slime coat, which helps
slough off the ich parasites. <cut>

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