Top Aquarium Equipment - Aquarium Salt
A simple thing like Aquarium Salt is often over looked. It provides you with lots of added benifits and the best part is it's cheap. NOTE: make sure your fish can handle salt before adding.
Petsmart Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Aquarium Salt
An all natural salt, made from evaporated sea water. Helps improve gill function to reduce stress. Reduces electrolyte loss, promotes healthy gill function and temporarily blocks nitrite toxicity. Contains the seven electrolytes necessary to maintain healthy freshwater fish. Can be used with most aquarium remedies to improve recovery from disease. Use as directed with each water change.
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Aquarium Salt - The proper use of this all natural Aquarium Salt can reduce fish stress, add natural electrolytes and improve gill function.
Salt has been used by people for a long time to stop pathogens from growing in their foods and in their throats, and now we still use salt to stop pathogens from growing in our aquariums and on our fish.
Salt is most effective, when the concentration of salt changes. So I keep my freshwater fish in water with very little salt. If I see one or more of the Signs of Stress or Disease, such as clamped fins, I immediately add a little salt.
Adding aquarium salt can:
Destroy many parasites, including ich, when added to the aquarium at levels of up to .3 percent (2 and 1/2 teaspoons of aquarium salt per gallon of water).
Enhance your fish's ability to produce a protective slime coat. This is especially helpful if your fish are recovering from a bacterial infection or an injury such as a torn fin.
Prevent intake of lethal nitrites during the nitrogen cycle when starting a new tank.
Lessen stress by aiding gill function.