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Posted 24 February 2004 - 05:25 AM

Does the Frontosa require 1 tsp of salt per gallon added to the water? I was told this by a worker at a fish store in my area, but all the research and articles I have read mention nothing about salt being added. Thanks for your time!




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Posted 03 March 2004 - 02:14 PM

negative frontosa's are freshwater i've never heard that one before

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 02:52 AM

yes all african cichlids do need salt added to balance out the water. it won't kill them if you don't add it, but they won't thrive and breed as easily.

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 01:45 PM

I would say 1 tablespoon per gallon, your fronts will love you for it.


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Posted 13 March 2004 - 08:13 PM

A small amount of salt is good for most fish in general. I have been raising frontosas for quite a while and I find that they do much better with a descent amount of salt.

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 10:27 PM

:) My advice .... use a hydrometer. Brackish water has a bit of salt in it and african cichlids thrive in brackish, high PH, water.


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Posted 27 August 2004 - 03:31 PM

I usually just fill a small pyrex bowl up with salt and place it in my tank...it is almost like a stress releaver for cichlids. you don't have to put it in there, but it isn't going to kill your fish either...

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 08:30 AM

I put in 1 dl of salt (non ionized) for every 100L of water you change, every change. change 50% of the water every week! i do this and I have new fry all the time. even from species most people label as difficult to breed. tex my frontosa.

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 11:41 AM

I wouldn't add Table salt if that is what you are thinking. I use Cichlid Lake Salt by Seachem. This is speicfily made for cichlids. Most good Cichlid stores carry it or something like that.

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