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A teaspoon of salt a day keeps the doctor away?

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Hi there!

As a newbie one of my greatest concerns is my precious goldfish would get sick. Reading here and there I learned that aquarium salt can be used as a form of treatment for fungus infections. What I read and also saw on Youtube was about giving fish salt dips or baths to help them restore and reinforce their bodies' natural defense. I was wondering, and here goes my question, could I add a teaspoon or two of marine salt to my 20g tank once a month as a prevention measure?I don't have any live plants so I only worry if the salt would mess with the water values or hurt the fish instead of keeping them healthy. Thank you in advance for your answers!;)

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It won't prevent anything.  Goldfish live in fresh water.  By keeping them in a low concentration of salt on a regular basis, you reduce the effectiveness of salt as a medication.

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Oh, you're right. Thanks for pointing that out. So what else can I do apart from feeding them quality food and making sure the aquarium water is always clean and fish safe?

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Proper stocking (we recommend 20 gallons per fish) and filtration (10X the tank volume) are very important. :)

I'm sure others will add their :twocents:

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You will find our guidelines for healthy goldfish here.

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