Originally Posted by Freakgecko91
So you get an actual buffer. Marine salt will typically reduce a full freshwater fishes lifespan. There is no true reason to add marine salt to a Malawi tank. Period. Not to mention most commonly kept Malawi fish are not wild caught and raised in neutral pH.
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I see a million different opinions about the use of salt with Malawi cichlids, but have not seen any solid evidence. My understanding is cichlids have marine ancestors, and that the Rift Lakes have some salt in them. And my LFS
uses marine salt in their Malawi tanks, so they are not raised in a neutral pH.
However, if you can point me to strong evidence that it is better not to use salt, I will gladly stop. I want to do what is best for the fish!