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Description

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 can be added to freshwater aquariums to provide fish with essential electrolytes and promote gill health and disease recovery. API’s 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 all-natural evaporated sea water for freshwater aquariums.
  • Helps provide fish with essential electrolytes.
  • Only add to reduce stress during new aquarium setup and water changes or to promote disease recovery when solving specific health issues in fish.
  • Promotes recovery from diseases to help increase fish health and reduce stress.
  • The salt formula helps keep your freshwater fish healthy.
Precautions

Not for saltwater aquarium. Care should be taken when using salt with live plants, as some plants may be sensitive.

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  • Item Number
    94279
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Betta, Goldfish, Bottom Feeder, Cichlid
Instructions

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

FAQ

Should I add API AQUARIUM SALT every time I perform a partial water change?

Add 1 rounded tablespoon of API AQUARIUM SALT for every 5 U.S. gallons or ½ rounded tablespoon for every U.S. gallon of water. When doing a water change, add any treatments and supplements to the new water before adding salt to your aquarium.

Can API AQUARIUM SALT create high general hardness readings?

API AQUARIUM SALT will not affect the hardness levels of your water.

Does API AQUARIUM SALT affect the tank pH? API AQUARIUM SALT does not raise or lower the pH levels in your tank.

I think my fish has a fungal infection. Can I use API AQUARIUM SALT to get rid of it?

API AQUARIUM SALT is intended to keep your fish healthy, and while it does promote disease recovery, it is not a holistic solution to heal and treat fish diseases. API® BETTAFIX, PIMAFIX, and FUNGUS CURE are all options that API offers to combat fungal infections. These can all be used with the added support of API AQUARIUM SALT.

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Fish

    By Obiewan on Sep 30, 2021

    No matter if your trying to treat Ich or just trying to make sure your fish are well. This is a great product My fish Love this stuff, and its easy to use

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have for Aquariums!

    By Zackster86 on Aug 9, 2021

    This is a must have for any fish parent…it helps with all kinds of aquatic things and is great to have on hand.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    always good to have on hand

    By petsRgreat on May 26, 2021 top500Contributor

    I always keep this on hand for sick fish and doing salt baths for new fish before putting them in aquarium. A little in the aquarium keeps fish healthy but watch as some plants and snails cant handle any salt.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This is like Kryptonite

    By Kadenexpe1 on Mar 10, 2021

    This product keeps my live bearing happy and healthy. This one day my platy had a mild fin rot. I poured the salt into the quarantine box and it took a while for it to fully dissolve. My fish fin were growing back the next day. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I use this after completing water changes .

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Api Aquarium salt

    By jenn on Jul 2, 2021

    Love how its buy 3 get 1 free but maximum allowed to purchase is 2

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Ick clears it up

    By smallPaulie1234 on Apr 25, 2021

    Really is a great working product give it a try and it really does keep the fish healthy I use it every water change

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Helped with ick

    By Cindy on Jan 2, 2021

    I ordered this product in order to help my new fish get rid of the parasite "ick". I used it in combination with an API treatment and I set the heater to 82 degrees Fahrenheit. It worked! I have live plants so I was restricted to only using a small amount. I treated the first time with just the treatment. Didn't work. After adding the salt and treating for ick twice, the problem resolved about a week later. About 4 months later, my Dalmatian mollies are doing just fine!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    YERTIL & SINBAD

    By SGTMJR on May 21, 2021

    EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    A trusted aquarium product in my home

    By hDxB on Nov 28, 2020 top250Contributor

    Your freshwater fish need electrolytes to stay healthy just like humans. This salt is easy to use and helps keeps my fish healthy and vibrant. A trusted product for a lifetime of fish keeping.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Is this just rock salt??

    By huey210 on Aug 28, 2020 top1000Contributor

    Not sure you need to buy aquarium salt as I have read that kosher salt works too. That said, I diluted this as instructed and used it to sanitize new plants before putting them in my aquarium. The last time I bought plants, I did not so this and ended up with a snail infestation. This product worked well. No unwanted snails in my newly planted aquarium, the plants weren’t harmed and neither were the fish.

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