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post #11 of 19 Old 08-12-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Well, idk if it's necessary. I've never directly exposed a fish to fertilizer except for now (sort of), so I can't definitively say it's necessary to dilute it first, but I like to be safe rather than sorry. A quick bath of concentrated fertilizers might not be too unhealthy but I can't imagine it's something desirable for fish.

I googled it and mostly got links to discus forums of users who accidentally had their discus swim through a stream of fertilizer (excel mostly, not comprehensive), and they died. Might be coincidence though. Maybe they just dosed too much in general.

I'm guessing he will be fine. He seems okay so far. I've seen him try to eat some random debris floating around, so he still has an appetite and I don't really notice anything abnormal.
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post #12 of 19 Old 08-12-2013, 08:36 PM
Discus are very very very sensitive fish, and need perfect water anyways. I think even the slightest spikes can cause problems with them.
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post #13 of 19 Old 08-13-2013, 12:40 AM
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Excel is completely different from Flourish, and contains stuff that isn't natural in the environment. I can completely see why that would kill/harm a fish, as it's pure chemicals.

I dump Flourish on my fish all the time. I just kind of pour it in a stream along the top of the tank and all the fish come to investigate, thinking it's food I suppose. No one has ever had any adverse reactions to this.

I may be wrong here, but it is my understanding that Flourish just contains a concentrated amount of nutrients that are found in nature (ie, what naturally occurs in lakes/streams/rivers from the soil, fish, rocks, the whole ecosystem.) So it can't really hurt them unless you dump a whole bottle in a small tank, and even then I think you'd just have a lot of algae. This is me just speculating though.

But I've never diluted it, and never had a problem. I honestly wouldn't worry about it :)
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post #14 of 19 Old 08-13-2013, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are probably right. :) Glad to know that. He's doing fine and eating so I'm sure you're right. I didn't know excel was so different I thought it just contained dissolved CO2 in addition.

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post #15 of 19 Old 08-13-2013, 12:54 AM
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OMG people make bombs out of fertilizer! Don't let that fish bump into anything for a few days! Kaboom!!
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post #16 of 19 Old 08-13-2013, 09:04 AM
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I usually dose into the compartment of my HOB anyways

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post #17 of 19 Old 08-13-2013, 10:42 AM
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new female swordtail is getting nipped?

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post #18 of 19 Old 08-13-2013, 11:08 AM
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OMG people make bombs out of fertilizer! Don't let that fish bump into anything for a few days! Kaboom!!
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I'm the same as Jentralala. Dump it on my fish in the 75 all the time. I never dilute it and it's always my Angels who come up to investigate first. I don't see anything wrong with these fish..and it must not be too nasty ..because I swear they swim in it every time I do it.
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post #19 of 19 Old 08-13-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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0.0 odd. I didn't know it was so fish safe. Haha. Still here ;P

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