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  1. #1

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    Hello. I'm a new member and have a question about mystery snails and adding salt to my 3.5 gal. betta tank. I have a male betta and 2 snails. I have just learned that bettas do well with some salt in the water but am unable to find out if adding the salt will hurt the snails (I've had them longer than the betta). Would adding a little aquarium salt be harmful? Does the betta really need it? Thanks for any help you can offer.

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    Your betta does not need salt. Salt is also not good for your snails.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    It's a weird myth that freshwater fish need some salt in their water. Salt is completely unnecessary for a healthy fish, and when you look at a typical freshwater habitat the also is no salt(or trace amounts only) in the water. In fact, keeping a constant level of salt in your tank will make your fish and the parasites and other harmful organisms less responsive to when you actually use salt in a treatment.

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    Thank you. I'll forego the salt. I knew this was the right place to get good information.

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    There's a sticky around with the salt myth. I suspect it's the salt vendors and the big shops keeping that myth alive. A 3.5 gallon betta tank... leaves you absolutely no room for error (and the fish little room to swim)

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