10-24-2006, 04:25 AM
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I completely agree with Jet on this issue. Some fish have a very low to no tolerance level for salt in the water, and you could easily harm your fish by making this a regular habit. Unless it is a tank full of mollys, or brackish, I would leave the salt and other chemicals alone. One of the products on the market to help with slime coat is deceiving. It can be used when moving fish and at high stress moments, and when doing water changes, but if it's used too much, it will quickly drop the pH level in the water, and this is not only dangerous to the fish, but is hard to fix.
If you provide a healthy environment for the fish, they will produce sufficient slime coat of their own to keep them happy, healthy, and safe.