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post #11 of 12 Old 07-21-2012, 10:29 PM
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Salt: Friend of the parasite? | Features | Practical Fishkeeping
Here it is Byron. Maybe you'll be able to decode it better because I couldn't fully understand it. The main thing is about long term use of salt can cause sick fish.

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post #12 of 12 Old 07-22-2012, 11:38 AM
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Here it is Byron. Maybe you'll be able to decode it better because I couldn't fully understand it. The main thing is about long term use of salt can cause sick fish.
Fine, no issues there. I was concerned about your initial post on this, but now after reading the article and re-reading your post, I thihnk I misunderstood. I had thought you were suggesting from this article that long-term use of salt was being recommended.

But far from it. Nathan Hill is confirming what I have been saying in that article and elsewhere, that long-term or regular use of salt in a freshwater aquarium has no beneficial effects, and can be very dangerous particularly to some fish. Salt used as a specific treatment for a specific issue, like ich, is another matter, though with salt-sensitive fish (which is basically all soft water fish) there are better remedies with fewer side effects.

Thanks for the link.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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