Faded Platy, Frayed Tail

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by crashdiamond, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. crashdiamond

    crashdiamondValued MemberMember

    Hello all! So today I’m posting about one of my platy who I’m concerned about. She lives in a 29g tank with 5 other platys, one who was added about two weeks ago. She seems to have been fine up until this point, I’ve had her for about four months now. She seems faded and her tail seems frayed and/or split. Her top and bottom fins aren’t looking so hot either. I plan on doing a water change tomorrow morning, but what can I do in the meantime? Thanks.

    (I tried taking a picture but she gets very excited when I come up to the tank.)
     
  2. Wobbegong

    WobbegongWell Known MemberMember

    A water change is the best way to treat fish illness, especially if you don't know what it is. You should check your water parameters because that could have something to do with it. It would also help if you sent pictures.
     
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    crashdiamond

    crashdiamondValued MemberMember

    I managed to get one of her tail. Considering doing a water change ASAP
     

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  6. Wobbegong

    WobbegongWell Known MemberMember

    I would do that ASAP water change, keeping the water clean is extra important when your fish are sick. You don't want your fish to have to deal with both an infection and poor water quality at the same time.
     
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    crashdiamond

    crashdiamondValued MemberMember

    Ok about to do the water change. How can I help the swim bladder
     
  8. Wobbegong

    WobbegongWell Known MemberMember

    Keeping the water quality up should help the fish fight the disease.
     
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