04-27-2008, 02:36 AM #1
Adding Sea Salt to fresh water fish
What kind of tank would you classify it. If I added like a rounded teaspoon of sea salt to every 5 gallons of water. Do you call that tank a Brane tank or Brine tank? To add some helpful elements to the tropical fish. My local pet store told me it's like gatorade for the fish.
04-27-2008, 03:30 AM #2
If you are talking actual salt then it would be called brackish. If it is aqua salt it is not actualy salt but a slime coat.
04-27-2008, 03:34 AM #3
That would all depend on what kind of fish you have,it could be seasoning!We just had a long thread about the benefits of using salt in FW.I think it was split almost 50/50 for and against.
04-27-2008, 03:36 AM #4
Yea its called brackish water. it means semi-salty, i got beat to this post lol. The bay which i live near is brackish, as its very large and opens up the the Atlantic. As far as it being like gatorade for fish lol i dont know about that one... lol it depends on the fish you keep
04-27-2008, 04:55 AM #5
ThanksOriginally Posted by OscarFan
Thanks so much
04-27-2008, 12:47 PM #6
Your fish store told you a load. Salt in a Freshwater tank is not like gatorade for your fish. Salt doesn't prevent things like Ich or fungus, it simply lets you get away with lower water quality then you should have. Adding salt to a freshwater tank is not necessary at all. In fact there are a number of ways in which it can be detrimental to the health of your fish and I personally do not suggest it. Some people here do it but IMO it's not necessary at all.
04-27-2008, 01:03 PM #7
Adding one rounded teaspoon to your tank per 5 gallons isn't even enough to bring the salinity up NEAR brackish levels.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
04-27-2008, 03:06 PM #8Junior Member Guppy
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Adding Aquarium salt to fish tank sounds like a discussion on UGF's
04-27-2008, 03:13 PM #9Originally Posted by orb4me
Salt in fw is not recommended unless neded.... and if you need to treat a fish with salt... it is the change in salinity that is useful. So, if you already have salt in the water, you totally defeat the purpose. Some fish dont tolerate it at all either. So, becareful with it.
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04-27-2008, 05:54 PM #10
Then What Does Bring It To Brackish Levels?