Info: American Cichlid Salt Dosing Instructions

All doses given for 110 L (30 US gallons).

  • SOUTH AMERICAN: Use 2.5 g (1/2 teaspoon).
  • CENTRAL AMERICAN: Use 1.25 g (1/4 teaspoon).

TIPS: Use when setting up an aquarium and when making water changes. To add salt to an established tank, base dose on water being changed. Do not use salt when simply replacing evaporated water. It is best to dissolve the salt in freshwater before use.

CAUTION: Causes serious eye irritation. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with skin. May cause skin burns. Wear suitable gloves

For extra help dosing this and other Seachem products we recommend to get the FREE Dose2 App:

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American Cichlid Salt Dosing Table

Water Volume 1 qt / 1 L 1 gal / 4 L 10 gal / 40 L 50 gal / 200 L

Dose (g)

SA: 0.02 g

CA: 0.01 g

SA:0.09 g

CA: 0.045 g

SA: 0.9 g

CA: 0.45 g

SA: 4.5 g

CA: 2.25 g

Dose (tsp)

SA:1/220 tsp

CA: 1/440 tsp

SA: 1/55 tsp

CA: 1/110 tsp

SA: 2/11 tsp

CA: 4/11 tsp

SA: 9/10 tsp

CA: 1 4/5 tsp

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