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Old 07-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #1 
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Moving and Aquarium Salt and Plants

I'm moving my fish to my real home tomorrow (college student) and was wondering if I should put aquarium salt in the water when I get him set back up since he might be stressed? My only concern is that I have anubias, amazon sword, amazon frogbit, and marimo moss - will the salt hurt them?

And should I dose aquarium salt for his travel cup too to keep him less stressed on the ride home?
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I wouldn't bother with the dosing of Aquarium salt, personally I feel its best used as more of a medication rather then a preventative treatment or stress reducer; I don't think it really does much for either.

And if I'm not mistaken, yes, Aquarium salt can harm your live plants.

Best way to reduce stress during the trip is just keep his cup dark; wrap it in towels maybe and tuck it in nice and snug somewhere, just make sure the top is exposed so he can get fresh air. If you're really concerned you can pick up some API Stress Coat(if you don't have some already)and add that to his travel cup, and into the new water when you set him up back home.

I moved 3 bettas 6 days cross country in small cups with nothing added, just kept them dark and wrapped in towels and they all made it just fine. I'm sure your trip is MUCH shorter, so don't worry too much. ;)
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Okay great! Thanks for all the advice :)
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No problem! :)
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