How do chloramines affect fish?
Because fish absorb chloramines directly from the water into their blood streams, chloramines are toxic and must be removed from water, just as chlorine was toxic and had to be removed. You may not have had to remove chlorine from your aquarium water, however, because it disappears rapidly on its own. This will not happen with chloramines and steps should be taken to remove chloramines. Most pet stores have sold dechlorinating agents for years and, generally, have recommended using them. The chemicals used to remove chlorine should work just as well for chloramines. Several manufacturers have been adding chloramine information on labels on their products for years.

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1. Are chloramines new?
2. Why did Bethany Beach make the change to chloramines?
3. Are there any individuals who may be harmed by the use of chloramines?
4. Why do kidney dialysis patients have to take special precautions?
5. How can people with home dialysis machines remove chloramines?
6. If chloramines are toxic, won’t they harm people and pets?
7. Can people with kidney ailments, on low-sodium diets, or with diabetes use chloraminated water?
8. Do home water softeners remove chloramines?
9. How do chloramines affect fish?
10. Won’t letting water sit for a few days remove chloramines from tank or pond water?
11. Are both salt and fresh water fish affected by chloramines?
12. Will a carbon filter remove chloramines?
13. Will chloramines be removed by boiling the water?