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I never put salt in and my mollies were fine, but i decided to make the water slightly brackish when i bough 3 platties that were raised in that kind of water, i compared my molllies to the pet store ones and mine are a good inch smaller and they've reached maturity, but i doubt salt had anything to do with that
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Sometimes I think this stuff is just to get people to buy things from the shop.
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Sometimes I think this stuff is just to get people to buy things from the shop.

too some extent, but they wouldnt sell anything that would hurt the fish, so if nothing else it gives you a false sense that you are trying to better the lives of your fish which is comforting.
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From what I have read guppies and mollies are both brackish fish. I'm no expert. I just know what I read and there is a lot of miss-information out there. I really don't know.

I saw some BEAUTIFUL yellow and white mollies at wal mart. I WAS so Tempted. I resisted because the tag said they are brackish fish and no Q tank. If my puffers were not so aggressive I might have been able to add some mollies.
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Stormie.........re read the link posted in Bernies post. I hope you change your mind about brackish/not brackish.
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I read it. Pretty confusing info on the net and at the fish stores. Like my orange bee shrimp for instance... Some say they are brackish some say they are fresh water. I have lost one little guy already. OK, most mollies do not ever see brackish water in the wild according to that article. To bad everyone does not give out the same info on the same species. To me the fish world can be very difficult to learn. By no means am I knocking what Bernie said or the article.
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i bought my mollies and platties @ petco and they were in brackish water with the salt dispenser, when i inquired about it the knowledgable (from what i could tell) employee told me it is good for them because of electrolytes and stuff which promote healthy gill function so i use it now and they seem to be doing fine, even the fish that were already in my pure tank didnt seem to mind the addition of salt
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I've had mollies in both brackish and non-brackish water. It doesn't seem to make a difference. However, the brackish water may make a difference to other species in the same tank, such as swords. Since it appears to make NO difference to the mollies, I've eliminated the salt from my tanks with no ill effect. My reasoning is: Why add something that isn't necessary and may be harmful to others?

I got the salt idea from the "experts" and followed it, dragging cory cats along. Although the salt didn't hurt them that I could tell, I also couldn't see any reason for the salt. If anyone feels salt IS necessary, add a small amount, like 1 tablespoon to aquariums 29 gallons or over. That should keep both sides happy.
 


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