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  1. Default salt with albino corys


    0 Not allowed!
    if i put salt in my tank will it hurt my albino corys at all? I've read a few things that said there were sensative to it.

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    I really think that you should try not to. why are you putting the salt in?

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    I have not read anywhere that corys tolerate salt well. In some tanks you can get away with a very small amount but even that isn't recommended. What is the purpose? If you are doing it for medical reasons you might want to try a salt bath for the infected fish that way you won't bother the corys. If you are looking to just keep low amounts of salt in the aquarium as a preventive measure, I would just not do it.
    Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt

  4. #4

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    0 Not allowed!
    None of the scaleless fish do well with salt.

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    But cories have scales, nice thick ones. One book I was reading said that cories being intolerant of salt was just a myth. Either way I woudl not do it. They are fw, not brackish or sw, so no salt. If it is needed for disease treatment, I would not expose the cories to salt. Either move them out and treat the main tank or move out the sick fish and treat the hospital tank.
    Aquarist since 1995
    Biologist and Published Author in Multiple Aquarium Magazines
    Owner: Aquarium Maintenance Company
    Advanced Aquarium Concepts: Articles about many aspects of aquarium care.

  6. Default


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    the reason why i wanted to put salt into my aquarium is because i have platies and it when i bought them the little discription said that they need salt in the aquarium. Is this true?

  7. #7

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    Not that I've heard. My platies do fine without it. Platies do color up beautiful with the color enhanced food. You may want to try it sometimes.

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    I am using a mixture of tetracolor and tetramin. is that a good brand or should i try something else?

  9. #9

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    0 Not allowed!
    They by no means need salt. I had the biggest ones I have ever seen grow up in a 10 gallon with no salt or heater, and I fed Hikari Cichlid Gold baby. They love it (as do all my current community fish).
    Aquarist since 1995
    Biologist and Published Author in Multiple Aquarium Magazines
    Owner: Aquarium Maintenance Company
    Advanced Aquarium Concepts: Articles about many aspects of aquarium care.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Mollies like salt and can do very well even in a brakish tank, eventhough they are freshwater. Platys I never heard of liking salt.
    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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