I have seen in the pet stores salt for fish tanks. I have a 10 gallon fresh water tank with 2 Gold Fish. What are the benefits?
- Punkin eaterLv 74 years agoBest answer
Most freshwater isn't really fresh, it contains various salts
Tap water has little to no salts ,
adding sodium chloride/salt helps chemical and biologic processes in the aquarium and in the fish
The quantity and how important it might be depends on the type of fish.
A tank like yours could have one tablespoons of aquarium salt added (not all at once)
And a teaspoon when you do a partial water change
A higher quantity would be added if needed for treatment of some diseases
As you can see, there's some disagreement on whether it should be used regularly or just for treatment
- AmberLv 74 years ago
There are none. It's for when the fish is sick, and usually salt doesn't help a whole lot more than clean water would.
Did you know?
Goldfish need 3 gallons of water per inch of fish. For two goldfish in a 10 gallon, your fish would have to be under 2 inches still. Please upgrade soon as a 10 gallon is not a forever home for these fish.
- noselessmanLv 74 years ago
I would not go down that route, you dont need salt, add prime to all new water instead. buuuttt, 2 fancy goldfish need no less than 30 gallons. 2 common goldfish need more like 75 gallons of water.
- Anonymous4 years ago
2 gold fish in a 10 gallon is way too overstocked I suggest you buy a bigger tank immediately!
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- SaraLv 44 years ago
none really for goldfish.