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My Aquarium

  1. Sep 24, 2003 #1
    Can guppys, a alage eater, and a albanio cory tolerate salt in their water?
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  3. Sep 24, 2003 #2
    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.
  4. Sep 24, 2003 #3
    Why no NaCl?
  5. Sep 24, 2003 #4
    Chlorine can be toxic to fish.
  6. Sep 24, 2003 #5


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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
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