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  1. Default salt with albino corys


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    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.
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    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.
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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?

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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?

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    Thanks for your help again. - Lady Hobbs goodbye reptileguy....hello Fishguy - Lady Hobbs For always giving me great answere's on my PM's. Thanks for all the help! - cocoa_pleco Thanks For Your Help & Knowledge! :) - MeganL3985 For weakening me against axolotls!!!!!!! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    I am baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for Always Helping when it's needed! - **AquaQueen** For recommending Fluvals and Stealths - Lady Hobbs Merry Christmas :) - MeganL3985 Merry Christmas! - RichBowyer Thanks for the hikari help - Billythefish 
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    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).
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    Mollies like salt and can do very well even in a brakish tank, eventhough they are freshwater. Platys I never heard of liking salt.
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    with 2 Florida Atlantic Stingrays and 12 Mystery Snails- soon as our couch is delivered.

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