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Old 04-23-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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Glass/Ghost Catfish owners!

Have any of you ever used aquarium salt, and how do these fishies respond?
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
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I haven't used any in the tank mine are in, but I have used it with my other catfish and they've been fine. I dunno. You may want to use a half dose of aquarium salt to start to see how they respond. They shouldn't be any different than other catfish.. :/
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Are all catfish smooth-skinned?
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:04 PM   #4
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Yep. But some catfish live in water of higher salinity, and I'm not sure about the ghost cats.
They should be fine.
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Yep. But some catfish live in water of higher salinity, and I'm not sure about the ghost cats.
They should be fine.
No. Not all catfish don't have scales: plecos, otos, cories and a few others have scales.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:38 PM   #6
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Anyone else actually know or have experience?
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:42 PM   #7
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I've had experience...with them dieing. I couldn't keep them alive for longer than a month or two for some reason. Neat fish. I know they're schooling and a lot of people are better at keeping them than me. They turn white when they die btw lol.
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I have two glass cats. And IME they do fine with a regular dose of aquarium salt I put the salt in slowly though. About two days. Little by little.
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Mine are surviving and thriving fine. Maybe your water parameters were wrong.

Okay, thanks Luna. I plan on doing a half-dose and only with PWC water.
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Good call. I use aquarium salt, the reccomended dosing, and mine do fine
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:33 PM   #11
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Okay, thank you! I just put a tiny bit in today, and they seem good so far. Thanks guys!
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