Hey can anyone tell me if salt dips are effective when treating a betta with ich? Can you do said salt dips with regular table salt? If so how much? My betta has been suffering for the past week from ich. I dont have the time to go and buy medications at the moment, however I could do a salt dip if its promising to alliviate my fish. Eitherway, if I don't do something he might not last much longer. He has been hanging in there, and still eats but he spends most of his time laying on the sand or resting by a rock. I just did a 50% water change, so maybe that will help. I have live plants in the tank so i cant add salt directly.. *or can I?* ideas?