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Old 03-05-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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Aquarium salt?

I recently put a spotted leaf fish in with my angelfish and the person at the store said that they needed aquarium salt is that true and if it is will it be safe for my angels and Cory catfish
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:07 AM   #2
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You can put aquarium salt with any fish. How many gallons is your tank?
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Using aquarium salt all of the time with freshwater fish is harmful long term.

Amazonian leaf fish, Monocirrhus polyacanthus, are pure freshwater fish, not brackish. No reason to use salt. Angel are the same way.

The only time you should use salt in a freshwater tank is as needed to treat illness.
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This is my leaf fish
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Dang... He's sweet!
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I got him at Petsmart he was in a bare tank with 5 big Bala sharks and one other leaf fish
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So pretty! How does he get on with your angels? That's a type of gourami, right?
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That's actually what's called a climbing perch. They are sweet. Predatory. Pretty little fellows.
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Really good they don't fight at all
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Using aquarium salt all of the time with freshwater fish is harmful long term.

Amazonian leaf fish, Monocirrhus polyacanthus, are pure freshwater fish, not brackish. No reason to use salt. Angel are the same way.

The only time you should use salt in a freshwater tank is as needed to treat illness.
I have to respectfully disagree. They make salt for freshwater aquariums that help with stress coats. You're suppose to add about a rounded tablespoon per 5 gallons. But you have to make sure that it is the stress coat salt. Marine salt will change a freshwater aquarium to a brackish. Which is clearly not helpful for pure freshwater fish...
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