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API® Aquarium Salt

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Electrolytes are essential for the uptake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide and ammonia through the gills. A lack of electrolytes may cause serious health problems. API AQUARIUM SALT, made from evaporated sea water, provides these essential electrolytes. AQUARIUM SALT does not evaporate, and is not filtered out, so it should only be added with each water change. Care should be taken when using salt with live plants, as some plants may be sensitive.

Features: Provides essential electrolytes fish need to reach peak coloration and vitality
Includes: Aquarium Salts (amounts listed below)
Used For: Fresh Water Aquariums
Directions: Add 1 rounded tablespoon for every 5 U.S. gallons or ½ rounded teaspoon for every U.S. gallon of aquarium water.

Treats:
16 oz. treats up to 107 U.S. gallons of freshwater
32 oz treats up to 220 U.S. gallons of freshwater
65 oz. treats up to 434 U.S. gallons of freshwater

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API® Aquarium Salt is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I love this aquarium salt! When I first set up my 60 gallon hex, I got ick because one of the fish was in an ick infested tank, and I was a newbie at this fish keeping stuff. So, my whole entire tank ended up with ick. I was told to use aquarium salt until I could get ick treatment. I put the salt in, and the next morning when I woke up, the ick had significantly cleared up. I kept the salt in for another 4 days and the ick was completely gone. The same thing happened when my betta had fin rot. Give this a try if you're not using this already. Use it in freshwater aquariums as well.
Date published: 2012-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-have for fish longevity This is good stuff for sure. Keeps fish active and ALIVE through an initial nitrogen cycle. A few pieces of advice though: 1) DISSOLVE it first in a bucket of water that you have extracted from the aquarium and then pour it back in. DO NOT throw the granules straight from the box into the tank. If you do and any of it lands on your pleco or other bottom dweller, it will BURN HIS SKIN! 2) Dose exactly as directed on the box. More is not better. You still have a freshwater tank after all. 3) Don't use this product if you keep snails in your aquarium. They do not tolerate salt at any level and will die quickly.
Date published: 2007-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fish Life Saver This aquarium salt has brought many of my fish back from the brink of death. It's cured fin rot and countless other diseases that I was unfortunate enough to come across when I was first starting out with fish keeping, and thank goodness I did my research and purchased this AQ salt.
Date published: 2013-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! This is the best stuff in the world for fin rot. I started using it in my tank three days ago and my betta is almost completely cured after having it for almost two months!! It has also helped his gills. An overall amazing product for freshwater fish.
Date published: 2009-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Aquarium salt is simply amust for ALL aquariums. Use the correctly directed amount.
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!!! Works great! It has been a life saver for my freshwater fish!
Date published: 2012-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST TO USE IF YOR FISH GETS SICK OR STRESS!!! My Betta Gimbles got stress because i changed is water, would not eat at all or swim like he used to, knew that i stress him out, did not know what to do...i remember reading reviews on this product and decided to but it....WOW WOW WOW, after i added in his water, 30 min later he started swimming and eating, a MIRACLE PRODUCT. i will always keep in hand. Please use this before any other!!!! you will not regret it.
Date published: 2011-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works good used to cure itch with heat
Date published: 2011-04-25
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My Tiger Oscar has some type of white worm hanging out of him when he is pooping. He hasn't eaten and does not want to eat. Would this work as a laxative

Asked by: Travis G
API Salt is not a laxative. We would recommend to use API General Cure.
Answered by: API Product Expert
Date published: 2019-04-10

How does the 50lbs arrive? Is it just in a box or is this a water resistant bucket or something to keep the humidity out? Thanks.

Asked by: CarlaLi
The salt is within a plastic bag within a box.
Answered by: API Product Expert
Date published: 2019-04-10

Can it be used in an aquarium that has an African Dwarf frog in it?  Thx!

Asked by: Btroms
Yes! As long as you follow the directions listed on the label.
Answered by: API Product Expert
Date published: 2019-01-03

I have one betta in a small tank. Can I use this for a betta fish?

Asked by: SCfish
Yes, you can use Aquarium salt with a betta. Please contact API at 1-800-847-0659 if you have and questions to how to dose it.
Answered by: API Product Expert
Date published: 2018-09-19

can i use this for saltwater tanks?

Asked by: kira smith
Hi Kira, The API salt is just basic sodium chloride and would not be the correct salt to use within a saltwater aquarium.
Answered by: API Product Expert
Date published: 2018-08-14

can I use this API Aquarium salt for my red clawed crabs

Asked by: DFLORES77
Yes, you may use API Aquarium Salt in the presence of red clawed crabs.
Answered by: API Product Expert
Date published: 2018-07-12

What is this use for?

Asked by: biglogans
Aquarium Salt is used for many things, it can help get rid of many freshwater fish diseases like Fin rot and velvet. It can also help heal wounds (it’s kinda like hydrogen peroxide on a cut when you try to heal wounds with it) Sometimes people think that Aquarium salt is the same as Epsom salt. They are wrong. Epsom salt helps with bloating diseases like Popeye. It is also known to be used to help Swim Bladder disease. (But remember to always know to use the correct amount of any salt in a fish tank! For it can kill your fish)
Answered by: Pugh
Date published: 2019-03-30

Is this ok to put my hermit crabs in for a bath??   How often 

Asked by: Alvin and Amelia
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