Re: NANFA-L-- Freshwater mummichogs and salt

James Smith (
Sun, 16 Jan 2005 23:37:39 -0500

I'm guessing that Bob didn't mention this because it's obvious to
most, but be careful how fast you increase the amount of salt in the
water. Suddenly dumping an extra ten cups of salt in a 20 gallon tank
or whatever would shock it pretty good.

On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 19:15:17 -0500, Bob Bock <> wrote:
> You could add up to a half cup of salt per gallon of water, and the
> mummichog will be ok.
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> Subject: NANFA-L-- Freshwater mummichogs and salt
> A while back I collected my 3 mummichogs from a flat on Mason Neck, in the
> tidal freshwater Potomac. So far, I have been keeping them in pure
> freshwater. However, they got ick and have resisted 2 weeks of treatments.
> Think I should add salt? They did come from freshwater, but maybe they ended
> up there during a storm or something.
> Thanks,
> Andrew
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