Beverly asked in PetsFish · 5 years ago

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?

5 Answers

  • 5 years ago
    Favourite 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

  • Amber
    Lv 7
    5 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.

  • 5 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.

  • Anonymous
    5 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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  • Sara
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    none really for goldfish.

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