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Old 12-30-2011, 11:22 AM   #11
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Hello H...

I've used standard aquarium salt in my "Livebearer" and Corydoras tanks for several years with good results. I use less than the tablespoon per five gallons of water change water that's recommended. I use about a teaspoon per five gallons.

I use it for several reasons: The tap water in municipal supplies is very low in dissolved salts compared to some fish-raising areas. Aquarium salt replenishes minerals and water flows through the gills easier with a trace of salt in the tank. Most fish pathogens don't tolerate even a trace of salt in the water, so it might be the reason I've never had any diseases in my tanks over the years.

I'm not saying all fish need salt, they will survive without it. My Livebearers and Corys do very well with a trace in the water. So, I use it for the general health of my fish.

Just one opinion.

B
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you stopped adding the salt?

I've heard it bolsters the fishes immune system and helps them fight illness and disease, wouldn't that create a reliance on the salt for their well being?

I'm just wondering as a friend uses the same method as you and he couldn't give me an answer lol (not well versed in fishy knowledge)

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