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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-21-2020, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Uh-oh. Snails need help

Yesterday I spot treated algae that is growing on my rocks with H2O2. I used the Equate brand peroxide. about 90 mls for a 30 gallon tank. I turned off the pump and squirted it directly on the rocks. After there were only a few bubbles left and hour or so, I turned the pump back on. There must have still been some peroxide left because I started seeing bubble form on a lot more untreated surfaces.

Now three of my four nerites are retracted (but don't stink yet), and the one still moving about has turned dark.

What can I do?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-21-2020, 04:39 PM
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Probably best to do a large water change since you did not use food grade H2O2. Cheap stuff has stabilizers that are not safe for aquariums.
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Huh. I read the active ingredient and it did not say "stabilized" peroxide. Dang it.

30% water change. Now what?

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They may not say it on the ingredient list but it's usually located somewhere on the bottle... sometimes it doesn't say it at all - as per some articles.

I'm not sure what else to do other than keep doing water changes and keeping an eye on your snails.
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