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Urgent please help
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I don't know if this is accurate info but I was in an aquatics shop and overheard a conversation about keeping guppy's and they were saying that guppy's need salt.  Huh
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not heard of guppies, i know mollies can be kept in brakish and full marine environments and actually thrive more! ( mainly white and black ) Infact, keeping them in freshwater long term can cause them to break out in whitespot/die early.
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Guppies dont need salt as Fr499y says. They’re freshwater fish.
And also as Fr499y says its mainly mollies, but it is species dependent. Some do require brackish (or marine) conditions longterm or the use of regular salt baths may help.
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(23-05-2019, 10:26 AM)Pleco Fan Wrote: I don't know if this is accurate info but I was in an aquatics shop and overheard a conversation about keeping guppy's and they were saying that guppy's need salt.  Huh

You could be thinking of endler guppies? From what I’ve read online they prefer a couple of teaspoons of aquatic salt. Could also be wrong. 
Ok @plankton will test some tap water and share the results.
PS: I brought an electric siphon so water changes should be a lot easier and more regular
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Endlers and guppies are pretty closely related. As far as im aware endlers are totally freshwater as well, not heard of them being brackish.
I wonder if they’re confusing things with regards to water hardness, as generally guppies and endlers prefer harder water, which if your using remineralising salts, would make sense in that you would add the salts to increase the hardness.
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They don't need salt. I've kept them for 20 years now and not one grain of salt has ever been used.

The Americans tend to put salt in freshwater aquariums for no apparent reason.

You can use a salt bath if there are problems, but I usually use Epsom salts as most problems are digestive (they are greedy little wotsits... Rolleyes )
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