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Old 03-12-2013, 10:19 PM   #1 
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Do you automatically put AQ salt in new aquarium with new fish?

I was in Petco today and the particular store I was in had some really great fish a majority were healthy and gorgeous. It was hard not leave with more than the two I came home with. I have a small pretty female crowntail with blues and purples and a Delta tail (red) male with small elephant ears and a pearlescent blue body. I think he could have been mis-priced I got him for $6.99! I studied them closely for a long time I could not find any signs of disease. Still I am wondering if I should add some AQ salt for a couple of weeks for insurance.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:51 PM   #2 
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Best not to. Excessive use of AQ salt not only makes them less tolerant to it as a medication, but it can damage their kidneys. Only use it (at a rate of 1 tsp per gallon for 10 days) when there is visible external damage.

Congrats on the new fish! :)
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