Thankyou that's what i thought and I'm sure LFS don't go to the trouble of adding aquarium salt so why do so many articles say that Guppies need salt - i know it is good for preventing diseases and supposed to conditioner the water etc. - just wondering
Sorry if this question had been asked before :-[ When i was researching Guppies many aquarium websites (i can't think of one at the moment - i will have to go through them again) advise using some aquarium salt for guppies because it adds extra conditioning and minerals to the water, helps with disease and they prefer it while others didn't mention it at all so i just wanted to check. I WILL NOT use it.
fishiefriend, i also have seen many websites recommending the use of salt for guppies. however, after reading many threads on this forum it seems not necessary at all. these guys seem to know exactly what they're talking about, have experience and seem to get babies, so they must be doing something right! i, like you, was in a quandary about it, and how much to add etc. it seems NONE is the best way!!!!!! ;D
Since guppies don't come originally from a salty environment I don't think they would appreciate it very much. I have seen salt used to treat disease but they still aren't very comfortable during treatment.
We raise and breed our fish with as few chemicals as possible and they not only survive but thrive and multiply
i think guppies do just fine in marine water as well as fresh water. but i don't think it's a good idea to add extra salt in guppy tanks. people who got marine aquarium can keep guppies in their tanks.
i was told they need a little aquarium salt not marine salt to assist with water conditions as they are a brakish water fish. i have put some salt in my tank and they seem to be fine, my mum never did when i was a kid and hers were also fine,i suppose it comes down to choice.....