Aquarium Salt is a very important part of maintaining and treating tropical fish diseases.
I strongly recommend using this product and I'll explain why. It is
very useful in treating fish that have signs of stress and disease. It improves gill
functions and helps in recovery from disease. It also provides essential
electrolytes tropical fish need to reach peak coloration and vitality. It's also
great when setting up an aquarium along with your water changes and treating diseases.
Freshwater Fish maintain a natural balance of electrolytes in their body fluids. Electrolytes
are important for oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide and ammonia. The lack of
electrolytes may cause serious health problems for your fish.
It is recommended to add one tablespoon for every five gallons of water. It
does not evaporate or is not filtered out so it's a good idea to add it when
you do your water changes or setting up your tank. Whatever you do don't add to much. Whatever you do, don't add table salt. The main ingredient is sodium chloride with small amounts of iodine and calcium silicate. It also has no additives and does not change the ph or hardness of the water.
Certain fish, like livebearers and brackish water specimens (those that inhabit waters with significant salt levels) like monos, scats, puffers and fiddler crabs seem to have far better survival rates and fewer disease problems when kept with salt. Many others, like most barbs and tetras, seem more indifferent. A few, notably Corydoras catfish, are said to have very low tolerance for salt, although our experience has been that they do quite well at the salt levels we use.
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