Environmental Aquarium Additives
Where fish live in some areas of the world, such as the rift lakes of Africa, water conditions differ from the rivers of surrounding areas. In an attempt to create as close to a natural environment as possible, many fish keepers will use products such as cichlid lake salt or African cichlid buffering products. These products bring the freshwater salinity, trace elements, and pH in line with what native waters for these fish will be. Some South American Cichlids also benefit from recreation of their natural environment as well, and additives for them are often considered even more necessary.