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Old 07-06-2011, 12:04 PM   #1 
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Can I use Sea salt or no?

The ultimate question: Can i use sea salt in my 5g tank? Or will my fishy go byebye.

Basically I need to add aquarium salt to my tank but i have non.
I already spent $50 on my red betta, and im not saying I dont want to spend anymore money, i just have no ride to the store. I went to PetCo at one point and the lady there said dont buy it, she gave me some ammonia fizzy tablets and said if im really worried add them. But i wish i listened to everyone else because everywhere i read now, it says 'add salt..", "put a bit of salt..", "combine salt with.."

Can i add Sea Salt to the tank?

If so, how much?
Ive been googling this question for about week straight.
Some say yes, some say no.

-But the first chance i get i will buy aquarium salt.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:08 PM   #2 
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You should only use it if your fish has finrot or some other infection-y type thing. If it's just as a preventative, don't bother, because that actually gives them an immunity to it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:08 PM   #3 
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The ultimate question: Can i use sea salt in my 5g tank? Or will my fishy go byebye.

Basically I need to add aquarium salt to my tank but i have non.
I already spent $50 on my red betta, and im not saying I dont want to spend anymore money, i just have no ride to the store. I went to PetCo at one point and the lady there said dont buy it, she gave me some ammonia fizzy tablets and said if im really worried add them. But i wish i listened to everyone else because everywhere i read now, it says 'add salt..", "put a bit of salt..", "combine salt with.."

Can i add Sea Salt to the tank?

If so, how much?
Ive been googling this question for about week straight.
Some say yes, some say no.

-But the first chance i get i will buy aquarium salt.
Is your fish ill or showing symptoms of finrot?
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:11 PM   #4 
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Sea salt? No. Thats for saltwater tanks, it will harm your betta.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:20 PM   #5 
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The fish looks like he has an early stage of fin rot and could possibly have mouth rot, but its not on the mouth its right above it. there is something on him, it looks like the hard version of columnaris.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:22 PM   #6 
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Then yeah, I'd try AQ salt.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:22 PM   #7 
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Definitely no! Betta's are freshwater fish. Therefore, they cannot live in salt water. Only use salt if your Betta has finrot, or burns or anything else. Giving your Betta salt water can seriously injure, or kill the fish.

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Old 07-06-2011, 12:25 PM   #8 
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Remember: Its sea salt in talking about, not aquarium salt. can i add sea salt, the stuff people cook with. or will my fish die?

Cus he does have fin rot.
So salt is needed.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:27 PM   #9 
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If your fish has fin rot then use AQ salt. If it doesn't DO NOT.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:30 PM   #10 
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Remember: Its sea salt in talking about, not aquarium salt. can i add sea salt, the stuff people cook with. or will my fish die?

Cus he does have fin rot.
So salt is needed.
There is a type of salt I believe you can use instead of aquarium salt...but I have never personally tried it and I can't remember which it is...Maybe PM oldfishlady and ask. she would know.
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