For All Pond Fish
Pond fish actively maintain a natural balance of electrolytes in their body fluids. Electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, chloride, calcium and magnesium are removed from the water by chloride cells located in the gills. These electrolytes are essential for the uptake of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide and ammonium across gill membranes. The lack of electrolytes can cause health problems in pond fish. Pond Care POND SALT is an all-natural salt, providing essential electrolytes fish need to survive. POND SALT is not just a table salt (sodium chloride). It is made from evaporated seawater.
Pond Salt helps improve gill function to reduce stress
During periods of disease and stress, healthy gill function is disturbed. This can lead to the loss of electrolytes through the gills, called osmotic shock. Osmotic shock reduces the intake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide and ammonium from the gills. POND SALT reduces the risk of osmotic shock by replenishing natural electrolytes fish need.
Pond Salt reduces nitrite toxicity
Overcrowding and overfeeding can lead to elevated nitrite levels, especially in newly set-up ponds. The nitrite ion N02- enters the gills and prevents the blood from carrying oxygen, resulting in nitrite toxicity or by blocking the uptake of nitrite ions (methemoglobinemia). Pond Salt will reduce the toxic effect of nitrite.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Ponds without plants:
Ponds with plants:
Many external parasitic infections (trichodina, chilodinella, ichthyobodo, and epistylis) and fungal infections can be eradicated with a short-term salt bath.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once added to a pond, salt does not evaporate and is not filtered out. Pond Salt should be added as directed with each water change (i.e. when water is pumped out of the pond and new water is added), or when fish have been treated with medications. Do not add Pond Salt when topping off a pond, unless the test results from the Pond Care Salt Level Test Kit indicate salt is needed.
Pond Salt in available in three container sizes:
Keep out of reach of children.
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