First of all, thanks in advance for any and all advice.
I had to do a full water change + tank cleaning because of a snail issue. I threw away all the plants and bought new ones (cleaned and quarantined)... however my tank is having a Nitrite spike.
The male is showing signs of nitrite poisoning (dark brown gills/heavy breathing/stays at the top/and inflamed gills (on one side currently). This is what I have done:
1.) Lowered water level so the filter splashes (creating air bubbles)
2.) Added one tsp of H2O2 and wondering if I should add more (as a current fix since everything now is closed). It's a 10 gal tank with one male betta.
Tomorrow when the pet store opens I'll be picking up some aquarium salt. What else can I do now to quickly redeemed this situation?
I read that H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) will convert those bad nitrites to nitrates, but how much do I add (again a 10gal tank)? I have pently of new plants in there to help with the nitrates.
Thanks in advance!