Laguna Koi Ponds

(949) 494-5107

Library Salt Therapy

Laguna Koi Ponds
20452 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA. 92651
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-5 Sun 10-5
949-494-5107
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Salt Therapy


POND DOSAGE 4 to 6 WEEKS

A Long term treatment in the pond for disease control:

Minimum 2.5 pounds per 100 gals. Equals 0.3% (approximately)
Maximum 4 pounds per 100 gals. Equals 0.5% (approximately)
Add these dosages split up over 2 to 3 days.
  • Always check the salt levels when using salt therapy.
  • DO NOT USE SALT WITH AQUATIC PLANTS OR EXCESSIVE ALGAE BLOOM!

SALT BATH 5 MINUTES
A short term bath used for treating individual koi:

  1. In a separate tub, add 1 pound of rock salt to 5 gallons of pond water. This produces a 2% salt solution.
  2. Mix until dissolved.
  3. Transfer koi inside of a plastic bag and gently pour the koi into the salt bath.
  4. Bathe koi for 5 minutes maximum. Usually the koi will lose it's equilibrium and tend to roll over within 2 to 5 minutes. Remove koi if it completely rolls over. A weak koi must be removed in 2 minutes; a strong koi can remain for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove koi by using the plastic bag as a scoop and transfer back to the main pond.
Repeat this salt bath only once again in 24 hours.