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Salt and Stress Coat

Salt and Stress Coat

Pond salt, sodium chloride, NaCl, has been termed "The KOI Wonder Drug". A misnomer perhaps, but salt is a proven staple in the health care and maintenance of Koi worldwide. Koi maintain an internal concentration of salt in their body fluids higher than that of their liquid environment. The addition of one to two pounds of salt per hundred gallons of pond water (0.1% to 0.2%) is recommended for most ponds, especially in the Spring and Fall. This is a fairly conservative dosage but unless one has an accurate measurement method, higher concentrations should be avoided. If nitrite is present, two pounds of salt per hundred gallons is appropriate to reduce nitrite toxicity.

The amount of pond salt dissolved in water is termed the salinity and is measured either as a per cent (%), in parts-per-thousand (ppt), or in parts-per-million (ppm) (where 10 ppt = 1% = 10000 ppm). The more common parts-per-thousand measurement is the weight of the salt in pounds per thousand pounds of water (about 125 gallons). Since 100 gallons of pure water weighs about 800 pounds, one pound of salt per hundred gallons equates to a salinity of 1.25 ppt (0.125% or 1250 ppm). (1 ppt = 0.8 pounds per hundred gallons).

Applying Pond Salt

Introduce the salt, if possible, at the discharge side of the waterfall box or in the stream bed. If the addition must be
made directly into the pond, dissolve the salt in a bucket of pond water and distribute it evenly around the edges of the pond. Inquisitive Koi will check to see if any new addition to the pond might be something to eat. Although they will probably not swallow the pieces of salt, direct contact of crystalline salt with the fish for more than a few seconds can cause injuries similar to burns.

Aquascape Pond Salt

Aquascape Pond Salt

Designed to replace electrolytes such as magnesium, calcium and potassium, maintaining fish health after being exposed to stress. Fish will have better gill efficiency and improved oxygen...
EasyPro Pond Salt

EasyPro Pond Salt

Salt is essential for fish health. Koi and goldfish need salt to control their electrolyte balance. Salt also maintains the natural slime coating fish need to fight off fungus and disease. *Use...
Microbe-Lift Pond Salt Crystals

Microbe-Lift Pond Salt Crystals

Will help maintain a healthy pond environment and reduce the threat of parasitic disease in pond water.MICROBE-LIFT/POND SALT CRYSTALS added to your pond water can be effective in helping to...
Microbe-Lift Therapeutic Salt

Microbe-Lift Therapeutic Salt

A unique blend containing pure evaporated sea salt, added essential electrolytes and Allantoin for fish health. Reduces fish stress and the risk of osmotic shock. Improves gill function,...
Pond Care Pond Salt

Pond Care Pond Salt

Provide essential electrolytes fish need to survive with an all-natural salt, made from evaporated sea water. Improves gill function, protects against nitrite toxicity & reduces stress by helping...
PondCare Pond Stress Coat

PondCare Pond Stress Coat

Stress Coat is a unique water conditioner that replaces the natural slime coating on the skin of pond fish when if has been damaged by handling, netting or other forms of stress. Stress...
CrystalClear ParaSalt

CrystalClear ParaSalt

CrystalClear ParaSalt is formulated to increase koi and goldfish electrolytic intake. Electrolytes are critical in building and maintaining a healthy slime coat. Electrolytes such as potassium are...