08-27-2006, 12:51 AM
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I also thought that salt was just for emergencies, i.e. fish diseases like ich, but I work in a pet store and the entire system there has salt added to it. Apparently some of the fish require it (so the labels say). Hmm, so much contradictory information, what is a person to do? Should we (at home) be using perhaps half of the recommended amount? The boxes of aquarium salt say that it is like a water conditioner and helps the gill function etc. of the fish. I'm not sure what to do now, but I trust you, Blue, as you seem very learned about fish keeping :) As for the person that keeps adding it, if you are using it, just add it with water changes, because even as the water evaporates, the salt does not. Perhaps we all need to tone down our use of salt. I'm just not sure if I should stop using it all together. Anyone??