API Freshwater Aquarium Salt

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API Freshwater Aquarium Salt keeps your freshwater fish healthy and makes it easier for them to breathe. Made from evaporated sea water, this all-natural salt provides the essential electrolytes fish need for the uptake of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide and ammonia through the gills. Without electrolytes, fish might face serious health problems. API Freshwater Aquarium Salt should only be added to reduce stress during new aquarium setup and water changes or to promote disease recovery when solving specific fish health issues.

Key Benefits
  • Made from evaporated sea water, this all-natural salt provides the essential electrolytes fish need for the uptake of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide and ammonia through the gills
  • Recommended only to be added to reduce stress during new aquarium setup and water changes or to promote disease recovery when solving specific fish health issues
  • Facilitates osmoregulation, the maintenance of constant osmotic pressure in the fluids of an organism by the control of water and salt concentrations
  • Promotes recovery from diseases, increases fish health and reduces stress
  • Salt formula keeps your freshwater fish healthy and makes it easier for them to breathe

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  • Item Number
    94279
  • Fish Type

    Tropical Freshwater

Instructions

Add 1 rounded tablespoon for every 5 U.S. gallons or 1/2 rounded teaspoon for every U.S. gallon of aquarium water.

Fish Care Made Easier

API is a name you can trust when it comes to taking care of fish. Not only are they passionate about fishkeeping, but they're dedicated to improving the hobby and making it easier to maintain the ideal aquatic environment. From helping the novice set up a new tank to providing state-of-the-art filters for advanced systems, you can rely on API's dedication to quality.

Fish Care Made Easier
Maintain the Perfect Setup

Maintain the Perfect Setup

Fishkeeping is a much easier task with API, because they've taken all the guesswork out of setting up a tank and maintaining it. Their proven treatments include water conditioners and clarifiers, fish medications, pH adjusters, algaecides and quick-start solutions—all designed to keep your aquarium crystal clear and your fish happy and healthy.

Testing Is Key

Once you've started a new aquarium, the only way to keep it in perfect balance is with routine water testing. API gives you all the tools you need to create a nurturing environment for both fish and live plants. Their comprehensive Master Test Kits are tailored to freshwater, saltwater or reef environments, and individual tests for things like pH, ammonia or nitrites leave nothing up to chance.

Testing Is Key
Clearing the Water

Clearing the Water

API offers reliable three-step filtration for tanks of all sizes with their FILSTAR XP Canister filters and wide variety of filter media. These powerful filters constantly circulate the water, trapping organic waste and odors, removing harmful ammonia and contaminants, and helping good bacteria to thrive in the tank.

Superior Nutrition

Feeding your aquarium inhabitants, whether they're tropical fish, turtles or newts, is something that can be tricky without the right food. API developed a special diet for every type of fish—one that's highly palatable, which leads to less waste in the tank. And that means less ammonia to cloud the water. For your turtle friends, premium floating pellets and stick treats provide multiple vitamins for a stronger, healthier shell.

Superior Nutrition
About API

About API

Through extensive and continuous research and development, API created quality products for all levels of fishkeeping. As people who are passionate about fish care, they understand the rewards of keeping up a successful aquarium or aquarium. With easy-to-read guides and premium treatments, foods, filters and testing equipment, API helps aquarists establish and maintain an environment where fish can flourish.

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  • Love This!

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    I use it once a month after I do a complete water change and my fish are doing great. They're more vibrant and seem healthier than before. Would definitely recommend to anyone

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  • Healthy Fish

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    Added this to the quarantine tank to help my peacock cichlid recover from an abrasion. And its good for gills!

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  • Good for minor ailments

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    Treat aquarium salt as you would a medicine. Freshwater fish can benefit from small, occasional doses of salt, however, as their name suggests, freshwater fish are, well, freshwater. A true freshwater fish (such as betta, gourami, corydora, etc), can deal with small amounts of salt, and the salt can be beneficial in minor fin repair, and parasite eradication, however in large, prolonged doses, aquarium salt can wreak havoc on the kidneys. Freshwater fish do not have the ability to properly process salts, and in turn, can damage their liver and kidneys. Liken it to the human consumption of alcohol. Small doses don't do much, but in larger doses, damages the organs, because our bodies aren't Treat aquarium salt as you would a medicine. Freshwater fish can benefit from small, occasional doses of salt, however, as their name suggests, freshwater fish are, well, freshwater. A true freshwater fish (such as betta, gourami, corydora, etc), can deal with small amounts of salt, and the salt can be beneficial in minor fin repair, and parasite eradication, however in large, prolonged doses, aquarium salt can wreak havoc on the kidneys. Freshwater fish do not have the ability to properly process salts, and in turn, can damage their liver and kidneys. Liken it to the human consumption of alcohol. Small doses don't do much, but in larger doses, damages the organs, because our bodies aren't made to consume it. This can also be said for beneficial things, like cold medicine. Too much of a good thing can hurt! I use this product as a first line of defense, if water changes don't suffice. It's best to use aquarium salt in a quarantine container, so as to provide a stress-free environment for your fish to go back to. I generally do ten minute "baths," and one tbs per gallon. If your fish shows any signs of stress, take them out immediately, and place them in a container of tank water. Do not attempt the bath again that day. If you want to try again the next day, half the dosage. Do not extend the time. … more

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  • Great price!

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    Chewy.com is addicting:) I’m now a loyal customer...

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  • The best out there

    By on Top 10 Contributor

    I recently got this for my betta sorority and its helping with stress, water conditions, and their fin growth! I love it!

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  • Great for your home

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    You need this if you want to keep fish, this is good for them.

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  • good product for mollies

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    Seems to keep Mollies healthy so doing the trick, so hope this help, not alot to say about salt.

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  • great product

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    I've used this product off and on for years. It's great, especially if you have hard water, or you've had to add plenty of Stresscoat to get rid of chlorines. Just add this, and you'll see it dissipate, and you can actually see your fish breathe more easily. And...chewy beat everyone else's price more than enough to make it worth ordering.

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  • Great!

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    You can't never have enough of this product. I love it. I use when adding water, changing water, adding fish, transferring fish and when they are sick.

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  • great for betta fish

    By on Top 500 Contributor

    I uses every time I do a water change for my betta fish just add a pinch just enough to keep my betta happy and healthy.

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