What's the secret to keeping healthy koi? A dash of evaporated seawater! Adding pond salt in small doses will help boost your koi's natural defenses to disease, stress, and nitrite toxicity. Mineral-rich tonic supports healthy gill function providing essential electrolytes with every breath, reducing the risk of stress-induced osmotic shock and even temporarily blocking the toxic effects of nitrite. 9.6 lbs treats up to 1,200 gallons.
Safe for fish and pond plants, as well as surrounding wildlife and pets when used as directed. For ornamental pond use only.
NOTE: Once added to the pond, API POND POND SALT does not evaporate and is not filtered out. So, add additional API POND POND SALT with each water change. The additon of API POND POND SALT is not recommended when topping off due to evaporation.
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Ponds with Plants: Add 1-1/4 cups of API POND POND SALT for each 100 US gallons of pond water.
Ponds without Plants: Add 2-1/2 cups of API POND POND SALT for each 100 gallons of pond water
Disease Treatment: Short-term salt baths are beneficial to kill external parasites and treat fungal infections. In a plastic container, dissolve 2-1/2 cups of API POND POND SALT in 10 US gallons of pond water. Do not use tap water. Carefully place infected fish in the salt bath for 5 to 10 minutes, Do not leave fish in the salt bath for more than 10 minutes. Return the fish to the pond. Treatment may be repeated after 24 hours.
Why use API POND POND SALT?
- Reduces fish stress and improves gill function (oxygen uptake)
- Helps eliminate the toxic effects of nitrite
- Made from evaporated seawater