Is my platy pregnant?

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Rhijay, Jul 13, 2015.

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    Rhijay New Member Member

    I went on vacation for a couple of weeks. My mom took care of my fish tank while I was gone.. And she did a great job!
    When I returned my orange platy was fat and doesn't swim much. It keeps hiding out in one of the plants.
     
  2. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

    Possibly pregnant, are you able to provide pictures?
     
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    Rhijay New Member Member

    I don't see anywhere to post pictures. I do have a few though once I figure out how to post it
     




  4. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

    If you go on desktop, there is a little button on the reply box to "Insert Image".
     
  5. OP
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    Rhijay New Member Member

    Ok I'll head over to my desktop now
     
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    Rhijay New Member Member

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    Rhijay New Member Member

     

     

     

     
     
  8. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

    Looks pregnant to me.
     
  9. OP
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    Rhijay New Member Member

    that's what i'm thinking too.
    i've never had a pregnant fish. what should i do to prepare?
     
  10. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

  11. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    I'm sorry to tell you, but the first picture in post #7 shows a fish with dropsy, you can see the scales standing out. The fish is not pregnant, she is very ill.
     
  12. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    I disagree, it doesn't look like the scales are sticking out to me. That's just how the light is hitting it imo.

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  13. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    If you look along the outline of the fish, you can see the scales sticking out from the body. It is early stage, but the fish is most assuredly ill.
     
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    Rhijay New Member Member

    unfortunetly i do believe you were right. when i checked my tank last night, my fish had passed away
     
  15. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Sorry to hear about your loss:(


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