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    I have Guppies and Plats and use one tablespoon of salt to 5 gal are there any algae eaters that will be able to handle the salt in the water. I would like to get a few ottos but don't know if it will stand the salt

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    i dont think so. ottos are sensitive

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    Cats can't handle the salt. It burns their skin. My platies do just fine without it.

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    Thanks for the reply. I was afraid of that, are there any algae eaters that can handle the salt or should i just start cutting down slow till my fish are used to fresh water? The salt is for better colored fish but it has really limited what I can have in the aquarium

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    In my opinion, salt is only good for hospital tanks.

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    Guppies and platies do not need salt. Color improvement is achieved with better food and better water quality. Just stop using it. The only time salt should help anything is if something else is really wrong.
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    ohhh... I didnt knw tht... I was about to open a new thread asking about salt on the water
    I always keep it at 1tbsp per 5 gallon.. and everytime I do a water change I would dissolve the quantity of salt on the water before putting it on the tank to keep the salt level....
    now I will start to do water changes without putting any salt at all.... u guys think it would be bad for the fishes not to have salt now since they r used to it?
    I have an angel some black tetras some pristella tetras some cory cats platys and tiger barbs...
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelo_USA
    ohhh... I didnt knw tht... I was about to open a new thread asking about salt on the water
    I always keep it at 1tbsp per 5 gallon.. and everytime I do a water change I would dissolve the quantity of salt on the water before putting it on the tank to keep the salt level....
    now I will start to do water changes without putting any salt at all.... u guys think it would be bad for the fishes not to have salt now since they r used to it?
    I have an angel some black tetras some pristella tetras some cory cats platys and tiger barbs...
    thanks
    Only uses of salt:

    1) If you keep mollies, they like 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons to keep healthy
    2) Treating ich or similar external parasite
    3) Treating nitrite poisoning

    Only in case 1 would you keep the salt in the tank for more than 1-2 weeks
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    ohhh okkk....
    so there is no problem if I cut the salt out right.....
    thankss...

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    and youre not supposed to add the same amount each time. The salt doesnt get evaporated like water and you have to cut the ammt. of salt.

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