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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Did Excel kill my honey gourami?

Not sure if this goes in Fish or Fertz...

I am really feeling terrible. This morning I dumped a capful of Excel and a capful of Fourish into my planted 55. Moments later I noticed my little golden honey gourami swimming weakly and just sort of fluttering down onto the substrate. His gills moved for a bit longer, and then he died.

I wasn't looking, but I wonder if I dumped the stuff right on top of him, and it killed him.

I have used both Flourish and Excel many times before, and I have had this little guy for about 2 months without problems.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-19-2011, 06:55 PM
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Ive been overdosing my tank with both with no apparent ill affects on my honey gourami.
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i always mix my liquid fertz in a jug of tankwater for that reason - it could land undilited on a fish
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i doubt it would do anything.

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I had 4 honey gouramis that would swim right through the excel and flourish everytime i dosed, and i double the dose, they were always healthy and nothing bad happened to them involving these ferts.

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I dose 5ml every morning into my 10g...so I highly doubt it.
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OK, thanks folks. I wonder what got him. He looked fine yesterday. Only thing different was that I fed dried tubifex worms today instead of flake food. Could he have choked?
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On tubifex? Prolly not. Only had a fish choke once....and it was an oscar. They pretty much go right to the bottom and start gasping if they are actually choking and its the only time I have ever seen a fish "choke".
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ive been tripple dosing to get rid of staghorn and my gouramis always swim straight into it thinking is food im putting in. All is well
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ive been tripple dosing to get rid of staghorn and my gouramis always swim straight into it thinking is food im putting in. All is well
Triple is nothing...Im doing 5x! Ha...honestly thought about increasing it as well.
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On tubifex? Prolly not. Only had a fish choke once....and it was an oscar. They pretty much go right to the bottom and start gasping if they are actually choking and its the only time I have ever seen a fish "choke".

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 02:32 AM
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Mine died too

It could just be coincidence with your fert dosing. My dwarf gourami died after 2 months, I've been reading they have a virus that makes them prone to illness. It behaved normally when I used liquid plant food and root tabs. I also suspect he could have chewed a bad snail or piece of plant that proved too toxic.

Sorry for the loss
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