Originally Posted by Sivan
What kind of snails are they? Mystery snails (which are properly called apple snails) release high amounts of ammonia. How large is your tank? Is it cycled?
They are mystery snails. It is a 10 g. I do know they cause water problems. I had only intended to have one in the tank because of that. It is a long story how two ended up in there. But they are both in there now. I added the second snail the week before I missed the water change. The water "issue" happened on the 16th or 17th. The water is fine now. That is not the problem, although it could have been the cause (I do know that). The problem is he has brownish (maybe redish it is hard to tell because he's cellophane) along the tears in his tail. It is not on his dorsal yet, which appears to be partly eaten off. He is a fin biter, and I have tried to stop that with no success. He has never snacked on his dorsal before.
He is in the hospital tank. He is no longer in the 10 g with the snails. He is in the 2.5 g (which only has 1 g in it), with 1 tsp of aquarium salt that was mixed and dissolved in a cup prior to adding it to the water. The tank is heated, but has no temp control so I am not sure the exact temp. It feels about the same as Eponine's tank which is at 79 degrees. My plan is to do 100% changes every day, treat with salt for 10 days (1 tsp per g), and water for regrowth. Does that sound like a good plan to treat this?