Faded Platy, Frayed Tail

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Hello all! So today I’m posting about one of my platy who I’m concerned about. She lives in a 29 gallon 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.)
 

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

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

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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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Wo️️egong said:
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.
Ok about to do the water change. How can I help the swim bladder
 

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