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Are anti-caking agents bad for fish?
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geoff
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PostPosted: 2006.10.20(Fri)7:01    Post subject: Are anti-caking agents bad for fish? Reply with quote

I am what some of oyu would call a cheapy and I puchaced a packet of cooking salt containing Sea Salt and anti-caking agent (535).

Is it toxic for the fish?
and if so, how would you remove it?

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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2006.10.20(Fri)7:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats Sodium ferrocyanide. Plenty of hype about how it's a cyanide compound and how it's certainly deadly to fish...probably would be if you put enough of the stuff into the water but probably not toxic at the concentration we would use it (we do eat the stuff right?). As far as I know you can't remove it from the salt.

I hope you're not thinking of using that as a substitute for a proper marine salt mix - they are not the same and marine animals will not live in water with just cooking salt in it.
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