salt in the water

  1. d

    dano569 Valued Member Member

    does anyone add salt to their freshwater tank on a regular basis?i was just curious i add salt to mine every water change.
  2. d

    dahly Valued Member Member

    No, I have not added salt.
  3. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    I usually only add salt when needed for an injury or illness. Some folks swear by its use regularly, and others think that adding salt on a regular basis is not good because it's not normal for most freshwater fish to have salt in the water all the time. I think it's just personal preference.
  4. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    I have only added salt as an aide to treating an illness. There are some freshwater fish that require a little salt(such as mollys). The best thing to do is to research the fish we want and see what their needs are. If salt is one of those needs then use and if not don't.
    Since you have been using salt for awhile with your fish and they are doing well, I would think suddenly withdrawing that usage would be stressful on them. just my thoughts.