Freshwater aquarium salt

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Damian19, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Damian19Valued MemberMember

  2. jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    no it'll probably kill the cory

  3. NMfishmanWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to fishlore:;hi1
    I agree I would not use salt.
    good luck with your tank!!
  4. NutterFishlore VIPMember

    No freshwater tank requires the use of aquarium salt. Corys & Tetras are particularly sensitive to excessive salts & the presence of aquarium salt will likely kill them in the long term.
  5. crystalizedNew MemberMember

    um...from my experience..cory fish will not die easy what so ever..

    my dad drained my 55 gallon tank and put water into it without cycling it and put the cory fish in there ( while i was away from home for a week and all the barb were in there died ) but the cory fish survived..cory fish is tough and AS will help well and don worry about corry, really..unless you got a poor condtion one from petco/petsmart that is...other than that, cory will almost survive through anything really
  6. AquaristFishlore LegendMember


    Good morning.

    The link above may give you some more information on the use of salt. Personally I don't recommend it for every day use in freshwater aquariums. I did use salt in the past but stopped once I joined Fish Lore. Some members do use it especially when treating for disease, but again this is a matter of preference.

  7. flyin-loweWell Known MemberMember

    How long was the tank drained? If he just emptied it and then filled it right back up there would be no need to cycle it. The bacteria lives in the filter and on hard surfaces not the water. As long as it didn't sit dried out for a long time the tank might go through a mini cycle on its own. 100% water changes are not the best thing to do but it alone wouldn't cause you to have to start a tank over.
  8. Craig-DValued MemberMember

    So you think that just because your cories lived through a large water change with untreated water that they can survive salt? What does one have to do with the other? It's a scientific fact that salt and cory catfish do not mix.
  9. jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    unless they are being marinated and possibly beer battered and deep fried stay away from using salt on scaleless fish.
  10. FishGalaxyNew MemberMember

    I would not as it would kill your cory, they are very sensitive to salt, I will advise against it, if you did not have th ecory I would say go for it though as it makes ammonia and nitrites less toxic and adds electrolyes to the water. Good luck with whatever you decide on doing

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