Originally Posted by dr2b
Nitrite poisoning info from another website:
What is it?
Nitrite is toxic to fish, and can cause death when in high levels in an aquarium. See "new tank syndrome" for information on how nitrite is produced, and how to eliminate it.
The danger often comes when fish get weak as a result of being stressed from the nitrite. They are more susceptible to parasites, bacteria and other diseases.
Fish may sit at the bottom of the aquarium, without much movement. They may also go to the surface of the aquarium, gasping for air. The may appear lethargic and off colour. Burning to the skin may occur, if so the skin will appear red and excess mucus may be produced. Their gills may appear brown of lilac in colour. They may also 'flash' and scratch up against aquarium objects.
As Nitrite poisoning produces very similar symptoms to many other diseases certain diagnosis can only be made with a nitrite testing kit.
Well that Water Testing Lady didn't seem to know what end of the strip to read. So when she said high... she probably meant 'Above Normal' which is probably expected.
Hmm... you know what, just because I love going to Petsmart now... and because I love going against' my parents (YEAH Sorta Rebel!) when spending money. Hey it's my money dangit! Not like I'm buying a car!
I did see a version of the MASTER test kit that was only 12$ it was 25 '6 Level' Test strips.
Yet... the Master Kit had all sorts of bottles in it...
Now thats where that Water Test Lady made me role my eyes (All the while my mom was taking notes) she's looking at the kit and couldn't make up her mind with what to say about it.
"It has the things to correct problems in it... err *Flipping kit over* Wait no it doesn't... just the tests." I wanted to slap her...
too bad that old guy I liked didn't pop around till I was about to leave and he pretty much threw me the Anubias plant (Which if you look... dang he gave me a healthy one!).
Ok my point is... my friend has been wanting to hang (he's the type of friend you can only stand seeing maybe ONCE a week.) Maybe I could trick him into taking me to PetSmart >,> *Devious Trickery* What? He's the friend with the car haha.... *Glances at phone* Oh SPEAK of the devil he's texting me now to hang... >,< (I don't have a car yet... is that a problem?!?!!!)
OH! The point I wanted to make... about the Symptoms...
Yeah Drax has none of those.