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2 Questions About 3%


Wendy

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When my new fish is done with 3% salt can she go straight into a no salt tank?

Does 3% aq salt cause constipation? I haven't seen a normal poop since I got her 3 weeks ago.

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Nope, you will have to decrease in steps from .3% down to .2%, then .1%, and then 0. Otherwise it would be a bit of a shock to her system. I have never noticed aquarium salt causing constipation. It might be a good idea to try fasting her for a couple days and then feeding peas for one day. However, not noticing any poos is normally a good thing, because it means the poos are normal. You will hardly ever notice normal poos because they are fairly short and don't trail for a long time, and then they break off and are swept away by the filtration really quickly. :)

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Yup exactly as Sakura says, do it slowly, just like when you increase.

Try feeding peas and see how long it takes for the 'alien green' poop to show up :)

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