Is my platy pregnant?

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

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If you go on desktop, there is a little button on the reply box to "Insert Image".
 
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that's what i'm thinking too.
i've never had a pregnant fish. what should I do to prepare?
 

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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.
 

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

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