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Re: [Killietalk] What's in my water
Aren't magnesium and calcium needed for proper
skeletal and neurological development? How does
Potassium figure in?
Thinking of the old Far Side Cartoon, I like boneless
chicken, but don't think I'd appreciate boneless
Also, speaking of balances in the water, if the water
just had sodium chloride in it, would the fish lose a
percentage of their other mineral salts?
Edd, that's a good question though. One can hardly
open a book on aquarium fishes without the author
suggesting "add salt."
Prolly should add some salt if one is keeping
estuarine killies or sail-fin mollies. But for
breeding killies, "one size fits all" works no better
in terms of water than it would for AKA convention
All the best!
--- Barry Cooper <bjc3 at centurytel_net> wrote:
>> See any problems with that?
> Yes. Plain salt (NaCl) will increase the osmalality
> of the water but lacks all the essential trace
> minerals that both fish and plants need. It is true
> that the fish might get some, or even all, of these
> in their food, depending on the food. I prefer not
> to assume that. You may run into problems with
> iodine deficiency (goiter) and other things.
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