Understanding aquarium salt

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Understanding aquarium salt

Postby mattshelley_ » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:47 am

Hi, my local aquarium store has some beautiful balloon mollies and I'm very interested in getting a couple for my tank. I have read that these fish require aquarium salt adding to the water but am loath to trust the advice of the pet store after some bad previous advice. Just wondering if this is the case and what this actually does to the tank? Also, will this have any adverse effect on my other fish-I have a leopard danio and 5neon tetra. Thanks in advance
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Re: Understanding aquarium salt

Postby Carylnz » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:42 am

Some mollies, mainly the larger sailfin type, like some salt in their tank. In their native habitat they swim in tidal estuaries so go from fresh to salt and back with the tides. Most mollies are tank bred these days so check if the ones you are purchasing are used to a bit of salt.
A small amount of salt will not hurt your danios or tetras.
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