Everything You Need to Know About Nitrites

Nitrites – A Tenth the Level of Ammonia is enough to Kill. i.e. 3.0 ppm ammonia is as deadly as 0.3 ppm nitrite. Nitrites: Second Waste product in the Cycle, Low Numbers KILL! Nitrite is an intermediate metabolite in the CYCLE. Nitrite binds fish Red Blood Cells causing gasping and “brown blood disease”. Extension agents … Read more

Nitrites: Nitrites’ll Kill Some Fish, There’s a Test

Where do Nitrites Come From? Ammonia is reduced by a bacteria called “Nitrosomonas” into Nitrite. These Nitrites are toxic at very low levels. People often test 0.25 (a quarter) part-per-million of Nitrite and disregard it as a problem. “Oh, that’s not enough Nitrite to matter!” they say. Perhaps they are fools. Their fishes’ health problems … Read more