The top 10 reason is why salt in koi pond can be dangerous to your koi fish
salt in koi pond Many people who keep Koi fish insist on adding salt in koi pond
1.salt in koi pond can be a good idea in quarantine ponds, as it can help those fish that are suffering from stress.
2. However, salt in koi pond may cause more trouble than it is worth in a pond for breeders or young Koi.
3.When a sufficient quantity of salt is placed in the pond water, the skin of the Koi gets slightly irritated.
4.This causes them to have to produce an extra thick slime coat.
5.That slime coat helps to protect them from parasites and bacteria, which sounds good.
6.The reality is that salt kept in a pond all year can cause the parasites that plague your Koi fish to slowly but surely build up a resistance to the salt.
7.This will make it harder than ever to kill off the parasites and rid your fish of them once and for all.
8.A little salt in koi pond is fine in the Spring to boost the immune system of your breeders, but make sure to do your regular water changes in order to clean all the salt out of your pond when this “spring tonic” is used.
9.don’t add salt to your koi pond unless for medical purposes for a specific, diagnosed issue (such as Whitespot or Nitrite). And then, if possible, remove the koi fish to quarantine and treat them there.You can also use it very effectively as a bath at high concentrations.
10.Salt has very few and very limited purposes which is why so few use it in a pond-wide application. If the water is salted it can cause some medications (if any are needed) to become toxic.
Conclusion it is NOT a good idea to leave salt in your koi pond all year long. … Such drastic measures can often times be dangerous to your koi fish
Bottom line, if you don’t have a thorough understanding of “why” anything should be added to your pond, what is the point? Would you put a band aid on your hand if there was no wound?