Can Guppies, Algae Eaters, & Albano Corys Tolerate Salt in Water?

In summary, guppies, algae eaters, and albino corys can tolerate some salt in their water, but it should be aquarium salt rather than table salt. This can help reduce stress and promote healthy gill function, as long as it is not overdone. Chlorine can be toxic to fish, so it is important to use the right kind of salt and not just table salt. Additionally, different fish have different tolerances for salt concentrations, so it is important to do proper research before adding salt to their water.
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Can guppys, a alage eater, and a albanio cory tolerate salt in their water?
 
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Some salt is actually beneficial, but don't go dumping in table salt. Goto a pet store and find some aquarium salt. I have some in a small box. It helps reduce stress and promotes heathly gill function. Just don't put too much in, different fish have different tolerances.
 
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Why no NaCl?
 
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salt tolerance: there is a range of tolerable salt concentrations for those species (you'll have to do the research...or some other helpful member :smile:)

no NaCl: true saltwater is more than just H2O + NaCl...you wouldn't be simulating the proper natural conditions with just table salt
 

1. Can guppies, algae eaters, and albano corys tolerate salt in water?

Yes, guppies, algae eaters, and albano corys are able to tolerate salt in water, however, the level of salt they can tolerate varies among species. It is important to research the specific needs of each species before adding salt to their tank.

2. What is the purpose of adding salt to a fish tank?

Adding salt to a fish tank can help improve the overall health of the fish. It can act as a stress reducer, help prevent certain diseases, and improve gill function. However, it is important to use the correct type and amount of salt as too much can be harmful to the fish.

3. How much salt should be added to a fish tank?

The amount of salt to add to a fish tank depends on the species of fish and the reason for adding salt. Generally, a common recommendation is to add 1 tablespoon of salt for every 5 gallons of water. However, it is important to research the specific needs of the fish before adding salt.

4. Can too much salt be harmful to fish?

Yes, too much salt can be harmful to fish. Salt levels that are too high can cause stress, dehydration, and even death in some species. It is important to carefully monitor the salt levels in a fish tank and make adjustments as needed.

5. How often should salt be added to a fish tank?

The frequency of adding salt to a fish tank depends on the reason for adding salt and the needs of the fish. Some aquarium owners add salt during water changes, while others may only add salt if a specific issue arises. It is important to research the specific needs of the fish and consult with a professional before adding salt to a tank.

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