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May I know how much aquarium salt shld I put when doing a wc?

My weekly twice wc is 30%(est 100L)....

Pls advise thkq

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Aquarium salt should not be used as a routine thing. It's best reserved for when it's needed in treating for diseases and parasites.

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We use aquarium salt to treat a variety of problems and to use in dips. Sometimes it will be used for a few weeks, but as part of treatment or prevention.

It is not recommended for daily use for a few reasons - Little nasties in your tank can develop salt tolerances. Goldfish do not need or do best in salty water. Also, salt combined with ammonia or nitrates can have negative effects. Using salt when the background of the fish is not known can exacerbate underlying issues such as dropsy and worsen them instead of improving them.

I hope this helps.

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Also your snail wouldn't appreciate the salt so if you ever do have to salt the tank you may have to remove him

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U could be right,but I heard salt is essential to good fish keeping..

Not excessively but a faction of it..

I just cant remember hw much per gallon

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Salt is beneficial if it is for brackish water fish, and essential for marines. It is of no use in a freshwater tank, unless used for treatment of ailments.

Long term, salt will not benefit the goldfish.

What will benefit them, is proper stocking, correct parameters, and a vigorous water change schedule- each of which is essential for good fish keeping

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This is so good to know--I have always heard to use salt with every WC! I won't do that anymore now that I know. Thanks! :)

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U could be right,but I heard salt is essential to good fish keeping..

Not excessively but a faction of it..

I just cant remember hw much per gallon

This information is documented thoroughly throughout this forum and other goldfish sites, if you would like to check my information yourself, which I encourage.

Salt only is beneficial in negating the effects of nitrates at a low dose of .1%.

Salt has its benefits, such as stripping old slime coat and encouraging slime coat production, which is why its useful in parasitic treatments. Its benefits do not mean it should be always used.

From what I have read about your water and fish, I would encourage you to get a handle on those situations first instead of trying to add something to cover them up.

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