Aquarium Salt In Goldfish Tank. Yay Or Nay?

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TinySwimmer

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I’ve read so many different ‘facts’ on whether it is safe or not. I’m thinking of adding some to my tank as my goldfish are effed up at the moment.
 

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I’d say no. What’s the problem. There are better (real) meds out there then salt.
 

Caleb Smith

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Unless you are treating them for something it really isn’t necessary. In the long term it will probably hurt them.
 

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No. It strips them of their slime coat which could be essential to them if they're "effed" up.

What kind of goldfish, how many goldfish, what size tank, what are their symptoms, and what are your water parameters?
 

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No to aquarium salt. They're freshwater fish. Salt is not in their natural habitat.

20 years ago there were no meds. Salt was the best option.

Now there are companies like Kordon and Seachem that make highly advanced and effective medications that do not stress fish out too much.
 

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nay nay
 

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This thread is a breath of fresh air.

Finally we are recognizing that dumping salt into tanks saves us $20 but not our fish.
 
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