1. Tonic salt (aquarium salt): composed of sodium chloride which is used more for treatment
and/or for sterilizing aquariums (as stated on some salt products, depending on the company).
I for one am definetly in favour of using aquarium salt, when required, and here are some proven benefits of using it:
Reduces toxicity - Salt reduces nitrite levels for freshwater fish. The sodium and chloride will reduce nitrite levels in aquariums and studies in the past have shown that chloride reduces nitrite by providing extra ions, which offer fish a form of protection against nitrite.
Attacks parasites and pathogens - Salt kills parasites like Trichodina and pathogens. The old fashioned, but very workable, method of curing fungus infections on fish.
. Some aquatic companies recommend the use of salt as a regular routine, although opinions
2. Some Aquarists' add tonic salt to their aquariums once every 2-3 months, whereas others use it
only when necessary.
3. Some species of freshwater fish, in particular 'Hoplosternum' catfish, are not tolerant of salt in
their surroundings. Others, in particular the livebearing Goodeids of the Mexican plateau, have
great need of tonic salt in order to maintain their health.
Never use domestic table salt in aquaria as this contains additives that are toxic to fish
"aquarticles"..:) do you get it?
Author: Majid Ali
Title: What's Your Opinion About Aquarium Salt?