Tim's Web Quiz  
  Polls - Freshwater  
  Polls - Saltwater  


Go Back   Tropical Fish Forum . Net > Freshwater Tropical Fish Discussion > General Freshwater Chats

General Freshwater Chats General questions and comments.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old ,
dhgyello04 dhgyello04 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3
Default Aquarium salt???

I have a fresh water semi-aggressive 90 gallon tank. I was wondering about aquarium salt. Is it a good idea to use and how much? Also what is it used for?
Old ,
Bernie Bernie is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,751
Default Re: Aquarium salt???

Hi dhgyello
Comments in this post have been moved to Aquarium Water Quality at Tim's Tropicals.

Freshwater fish already contain salt in their body (just as we do) and have to constantly eliminate the water - mainly through respiration and urine, and if there is salt in the water it can be very detrimental to their health and will affect their equilibrium. Whereas saltwater fish have to "drink" the water to survive.

The main thing is that FRESHWATER fish do NOT need salt in their tank!!

I hope this has helped

Last edited by Administrator : at .
Old ,
LittleHippyGirl's Avatar
LittleHippyGirl LittleHippyGirl is offline
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 915
Default Re: Aquarium salt???

What kind of fish do you have? Most fish do not need the salt, and its better to keep the water completely freshwater to prevent the adaptations of parasites...salt resistant strains can be devastating to not only your fish, but others too.

Salt CAN be used as a natural fix-all (or almost all ) for most diseases and is a good tool when you aren't quite sure what is wrong. It also alleviates gill stress during a nitrite spike from cycling. You do have to be careful when using salt even short term though.. salt can be detrimental for many types of fish.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Livebearers and Aquarium Salt! Bernie Livebearers 8
Why Zeo-lite is Not Recomended: LittleHippyGirl Water Quality and Algae 1

All times are GMT. The time now is .

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.