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I just did a water change 25% and I added some salt. I added 1 tablespoon for every 5g. After I added it, 1hr later I noticed that they are breathing fast. I'm kinda worried I spent too much money on these fish. What should I do? I was thinking of doing another water change.
 

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I'd say test for ammonia and nitrite. I've never used salt in any tank, but others do and it appears to work for them. I believe that salt can make nitrite less toxic ? Test water then possibly another water change ?
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Have you recently added more fish (rapid rise in ammonia), thus rapid respiration.
 

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I do 25% a week and 5gallons daily and they never were breathing fast. They seemed fine but when I added some salt it some how makes them breath alot. My water parameters are fine. Do you think that they are getting use to the salt? There are only a few that are still breathing fast.
 

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i add i table spoon for every five gallons water "every" water change and i have no problems i heard plecos aren't crazy for the salt thow but you can't impress every fish all the time
 
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