What Salt To Use For Brackish?

T.Shaw

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Sep 20, 2011
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Hello, My Green Spotted puffers are getting fairly large (older) and I have heard that they need brackish water to survive during adulthood.. I went to the pet store the other day and the woman gave me API, Aquarium Salt.

Is this the right stuff for brackish (API, Aquarium Salt)?

If not, what do I need for Brackish water?

What is API, Aquarium Salt used for?
 

Feb 27, 2009
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I like 'Instant Ocean' brand, but it can be pricey. Lots of choices, just look for 'marine salt' at a fishstore. Better to go to a store that sells saltwater fish.

Aquarium salt is used for treating disease in tanks mostly. I've never used it in 30+ years though. Some stores say to always have some in a freshwater tank. To each his own. I keep planted tanks and the salt it not wanted by most plants.