Originally Posted by sainthogan
Aquarium salt is only meant to be used short term, 10 days maximum. Unclean water can cause stress which can lead to tail biting.
I DO change the water often- at least once every two weeks if my schedule is busy, but usually every week. I cannot stand gross slimy fish tanks. It is never dirty. When I said "or if it looks like it"...I am referring to the dust gathering on the surface of the water of the fish I do not have covered. Therefore he is never, nor has ever, been in dirty water. I changed the water on Monday, and the Monday before that as well.
As for the salt, I don't have any problems with it whatsoever and I've done it this way for many years. I only add a tiny amount, I don't make their water saltwater or pure salt. It's probably not even 1/16th of a teaspoon to a gallon. They are freshwater fish.