Salt In Freshwater Aquariums | Adding Salt To Your Freshwater Fish Tank

Salt In Freshwater Aquariums | Adding Salt To Your Freshwater Fish Tank


welcome back y’all and today let’s talk
about adding salt to your aquarium so first I’ve got to throw in a disclaimer
there are many species out there that you might keep in your freshwater
aquarium that are going to be sensitive when it comes to salt now some of them
can handle low doses of salt for short periods of time and still be okay but
overall you want to try to avoid adding saltier freshwater aquarium if you’re
keeping such species like catfish loaches snails mini aquatic plants and
some invertebrates so you really want to do your research on the species that
you’re keeping before you just go start adding salt into your freshwater
aquarium also if you are using salt as a way to treat an illness in your fish
then you want to start with the lowest dose possible because sometimes when it
comes to salt less can be more now this is something that can take a
little while to start seeing results so you will need to have some patience now
when you are dosing salt you also want to keep in mind that a finer grain salt
is gonna dissolve much more quickly in the water as opposed to a more coarse
rock salt type when adding salt to your aquarium it’s very important to know
that salt does not evaporate from the tank and it will not be removed through
filtration salt can only be removed from that tank with water changes so after
your initial dose of salt into your aquarium if you’re continuing to dose
your tank you will only be adding the amount of salt based on how much water
you’re adding back into the aquarium you’re not gonna be adding salt for the
full volume of water of the entire aquarium every time you do a water
change like I said salt is not going to be
leaving the aquarium unless you are doing water changes the only way the
salt is going to leave the tank is if you are removing the salt with the water
changes another important thing to keep in mind is when you are adding salt into
your aquarium you want to mix and dissolve in any separate container
first because if the fish do get too close to that salt or maybe they ingest
some of it it can lead to even more problems which we’re trying to treat
problems we don’t want to create any new problems so what are some of the
benefits of adding salt to your aquarium now adding salt to the aquarium unless
you’re dealing with live bears doesn’t really need to be a part of your regular
maintenance routine and even in the case with a lot of live bearers salt is
really not necessary but there are a ton of benefits when it comes to treating
illnesses salt can be an excellent product to help with the treatment of
bacterial fungal and parasitic infections some people will use it in
conjunction with medication while others will use it instead of medications one
of the nicest thing about salt is how readily available it is and how low the
cost is compared to many of the medications that are available out there
there are so many people in the hobby who prefer to only use medications as a
last resort and wish to use a more natural approach whenever possible now I
myself in this way too I prefer to try to use more natural remedies before I
bring in harsh chemical treatments and medications that might do more harm than
good to my fish and a lot of these illnesses if they are caught early
enough can be treated very very easily with things like salt now another very
important thing to keep note of is that not all salts are equal there are a lot
of different types of salts that are available but the most common salts that
are going to be used in the hobby are sodium chloride also known as aquarium
salt and magnesium sulfate that is also known as Epsom salt aquarium salt or
sodium chloride can help with replenishing electrolytes assist with
function and is a common treatment for parasites fungal infections and
bacterial infections whereas Epsom salt or magnesium sulfate
acts as a mild laxative and muscle relaxant which is often used for fish
that are egg bound have swim bladder problems
dropsy or are experiencing digestive problems when you’re purchasing epsom
salt you want to be really careful to make sure that you get plain plain
simple Epsom salt as you would not want to accidentally use something like a
lavender Epsom salt in your aquarium there are a lot of epsom salts out there
that they will add things like lavender or tea tree oil and such because they’re
used often for us as bath soaps that we can relax in which is great but we don’t
really want those additives in our fish tanks there are many other types of salt
that are available out there but some can contain minerals or additives that
might not be safe for fish or they could cause problems with increasing your
total dissolved solids or your ph in the tank
recommended dosages and treatment plans for using salt can vary depending on
what species you’re caring for and the illness that you’re treating so you
always want to be sure to do all your research on what species it is that
you’re treating and the illness that you’re trying to treat them for before
you start dosing anything in your aquarium so anyway guys that’s all I
really have for y’all today as always thank you so so much for watching I love
you guys and I will see you in my next video bye

24 thoughts on “Salt In Freshwater Aquariums | Adding Salt To Your Freshwater Fish Tank

  1. Hello! This is a very informative video! It is good that you talked about the pros and cons using certain Salt in your freshwater aquarium!

  2. You need to show less of yourself talking and more video of the things you are talking about. Some of your videos are nothing but you facing the camera talking. You talk about fish disease and will flash to a quick pic then back to you talking on and on. Not trying to be mean, but you will get a ton more subscribers if less your face and more fish and products. Your Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp video was a prefect example. Very Good. 5 common fish diseases was 6 minutes of your face and 10 secs of showing sick fish, unwatchable.

  3. I’ve used aquarium salt for early treatment of ick. I have also used it as a stress reducer. Then, just recently I found out that it can increase pH, but I haven’t seen it do that in my 20 gallon tank. It would seem to take a lot of aquarium salt to really effect a pH increase. So your video on this topic adds more perspectives about this. Thank you for that.

    I really like your videos. I would like to see the camera view so you are not looking up at it and us looking down. A level plane would be nice. So, I’ve just turned on the notification bell for when you put out a new videos from now on.πŸ‘Œ

  4. Girl, I just subscribed. I love how you give us the facts. Some other people's videos are very wordy and then then blame it on ich. .

  5. Wow ty I almost messed up got a 75 gallon fresh water tank and almost doubled my tank intake… so I just need to add 10 gallon instead of 75 gallon thanks… also most informative

  6. She is so much smaller than other channels, yet she does not answer questions. I get answers from the big channels, not her. 🀦

  7. A lot of really great points. But it feels like your yelling at me lol is it the hand gestures? The raising voice? The attitude? I dont know lol

  8. HELP please, my Goldfish had parasites, medicine didnt help so i decided to do saltz dips, i’ve seen people putting 35 tea spoons per gallon, but i put 4 tea spoons per gallon (as i seen people on youtube doing), my fishes started rolling and fainting after one minute so i took them out fast, now, day after, they still seem confused, barely swimming with a lot of slime coat, please help me!!!

  9. my betta was rubbing his gills against plants and aquarium glass. I thought that he was suffering from parasites. I raised the temperature and added salt. he has fully recovered now.

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