Ammonia/nitrites rising, advice?

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Well I think the lack of KH and now acidic water may have killed off my ramshorns. They don"t have any of that fuzzy mold around them like I would expect, but they haven't moved in a while... Aside from that, I dunno.
 
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I do have a 10 gallon that is cycling, ammonia has zeroed out but nitrites are very high. Though, from my understanding, they have lungs and nitrites only affect oxygen absorption in gill-equipped critters. Safe?
 

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Nitrites are far more toxic than ammonia. It will still affected their osmoregulation.

If nitrites are excessive, you will need to do a 75% water change, if not multiple changes back to back, to get it under control before it affects your inhabitants.
 
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