Fat platy...

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Miss Mouse, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    Hi guys,
    overnight one of my female platys died. She has a very swollen stomache but its at the front rather than at the back so she looked rather bulbous. My brother says she was flicking against plants and gravel but there is no external marks or spots...
    any ideas?  
  2. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Sounds like dropsy to me.
    Sorry your fishie died.
  3. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    Ahh yeah I didn't think of that - thanks Carol...
    i have read that page and I think the cause may be a genetic weakness because it was the sister of one of the others that died of the same symptoms a while back whereas the rest of the platys are from a different store. They were both much larger than my other platys in the first place...poor things.
    Thanks again
  4. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Sorry you lost your fishie :'( You say they were a good bit bigger than the others it could be old age and weakness also.
  5. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah I think it was a genetic thing.. they weren't very old - only about 8 months or so. Shame but it happens and we can only learn from the experience so now I know what it looks like and how to treat it... good does come from sad things.
  6. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    :'(poor fish... :'(
  7. Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

    BOOO!! Another platy in the other tank died of the same thing yesterday!! :'( I cant remember if he was also one of the same bunch from my friend.. I'm keeping an eye on all the others now and got some parasite treatment to put in all my tanks.
  8. CraigWell Known MemberMember

    I hope u dont lose as many fish, miss mouse, as i did a few weeks bak it was a nightmare!! Couldnt wish that on any1! :'( Sorry for your loses, it always sucks

    :'( C W

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