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08-20-2006, 12:00 PM
hi i have 4 guppies, 2 female ,and 2 males, and i also have 5 rasboras.
My prob is that i have just read that guppies need salt in the water is this true 8O

08-20-2006, 03:04 PM
No. it isn't.
guppies can be kept in a slightly brackish water but does not need salt in the water.

08-21-2006, 07:45 AM
ok thats great thanks

08-21-2006, 08:23 AM
phew almost had a heart attack when I read the first post LOL!!!

08-22-2006, 01:11 AM
The whole debate on salt in a freshwater aquarium.


It's up to you to decide. Overall it doesnt seem to hurt, but isn't a MUST have.

08-22-2006, 04:29 PM
Thats an eniterly different debate allthough related. And I would like to add that there are quite a few fishes that take damage from salt in your tanks. Since some of these are common and salt isn't needed it is best to avoid it.

I repeat salt can hurt a numbre of common fish species. guppy is not one of them.

I will however refrain from saying more and start the debate all over again.

08-24-2006, 09:18 AM
thats great thanks every one for your help guppie

08-24-2006, 10:22 AM
add a point to the guppy lol their taking a beating!

08-24-2006, 03:46 PM
I've herd that all fish that give live birth enjoy salt over regular water. It can also help in breeding them.

08-24-2006, 04:21 PM
Nah thats making it too easy. Some do other don't: black mollies are an example of live bearers for which i strongly recommend tthe use of salt.