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Old 04-23-2013, 12:40 PM   #21 
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Oh My

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He now has a large tear in his tail fin!!??
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:24 PM   #22 
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That's odd! I doubt it has anything to do with the snail though.. I think its just a bad coincidence. Well best that you had to remove the snail anyway. You should treat him with aq salt and frequent water changes. Snails don't like the salt.
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AQ salt isn't necessary. My girls get fin nips a lot and they heal on their own in clean water. Also, if its a straight tear down the middle (not a chunk missing or very jagged) it will probably healin a day or two without you doing anything.

Those straight tears are often caused by excess flaring.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #24 
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AQ salt isn't necessary. My girls get fin nips a lot and they heal on their own in clean water. Also, if its a straight tear down the middle (not a chunk missing or very jagged) it will probably healin a day or two without you doing anything.

Those straight tears are often caused by excess flaring.
Yes it is straight tears. It's been a few days and i have done 2 50% water changes. I added StressCoat+ this morning. The tears are still there.
I also have had a few days of very slight ammonia (just under .25) due to the snail i think.
I will probably do another 50% change tomorrow. If i have screwed up my cycle when will I know for sure? Or, how long will the slight ammonia spike last before it drops back down?
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If you are seeing any ammonia then the cycle either crashed or was shocked by adding the Nerite snail and now needs to catch up.

You need to keep up water changes to keep down the ammonia or what I did when I added my snail was bought a bottle of tetra safestart and dumped the whole thing in. It will cloud the water. Retest in a day and see if there is ammonia. The safestart worked like a charm for me.

I still wouldn't use AQ salt. Just stews coat and clean warm water. My snail perked up tremendously after adding safestart.
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If you are seeing any ammonia then the cycle either crashed or was shocked by adding the Nerite snail and now needs to catch up.

You need to keep up water changes to keep down the ammonia or what I did when I added my snail was bought a bottle of tetra safestart and dumped the whole thing in. It will cloud the water. Retest in a day and see if there is ammonia. The safestart worked like a charm for me.

I still wouldn't use AQ salt. Just stews coat and clean warm water. My snail perked up tremendously after adding safestart.
Yes, I plan on doing 50% every other day for awhile, and adding StressCoat+
I cycled using SafeStart...it does work very well.
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