Aquarium Salt vs Goldfish : Facts That People Don’t Know

Anyone who puts a handful of salt in their goldfish tank should read this! You should be aware that your goldfish might be salted fish without your knowledge. Everyone is probably wondering if the salt is actually beneficial to the goldfish. Let’s have a look at it.

Normally, goldfish have a mucus or slime covering that serves as an immune system to defend their bodies. When a goldfish is unwell, it will coat its entire body with mucus, especially on its scales, to protect itself from diseases and parasites. This slime coat also acts as an antibody, protecting fish from foreign objects. Adding salt will also help the fish to release the mucus. The more you pour into the tank, the more it will release the mucus.

What most people don’t realize is that when a fish is sick, it may be treated by just adding salt to the water. However, the truth is that the correct drug must be used for the correct disease. Salt can be used to set up the goldfish tank as well as to treat common ailments like white spot disease.

The recommended amount of goldfish aquarium salt is listed below :

  1.  24 inch cabinet, amount of salt/tablespoon (not piled) is 1 tablespoon
  2.  36 inch fish tank, amount of salt/tablespoon (not piled) is 3 tablespoons.
  3.  48 inch fish tank, amount of salt/tablespoon (not piled) is 4 tablespoons.
  4.  Other sizes of tanks. You may have to use 0.5 grams per 1 liter of water.

**** If the fish has wounds or rotten gills, be cautious. The more salt you use, the worse the wound will get. It’s analogous to saturating a fresh wound with salt water.

 

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