New Platy Prego Or Sick?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Ethan grassetti, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Ethan grassettiNew MemberMember

    I just got 3 sunset plattys from the store a week ago 2 male 1 female. The female has been just staying in one place at the too of the tank. She looks fine otherwise. The next day she swam around a little. She keeps doing it. Today she was just laying in a little rock. Like she was right side up not on her side. Is she pregnant. I don't know water info but I completely changed it right before I added them and i put 1 tsp of stress reducer. It's a 20 gal tank. Please help thanks.!

    3 new plattys. 1 female is staying either at the top in the corner or In a rock just sitting there for hours everything else seems fine. Is she prego or sick?

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  2. Katie13Fishlore VIPMember

    Can you provide more information? What size tank? Is it cycled? What are your water parameters? What's going on with you platys?

  3. musserump09Well Known MemberMember

    Picture of your fish will help us determine what the issue could be. Also is this tank fully cycled? Parameters please if you could?
  4. Katie13Fishlore VIPMember

    Can you post a picture? Is it just her and 2 males?
  5. Ethan grassettiNew MemberMember

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  6. Murderface the fish :PValued MemberMember

    Send pictures of them both.
  7. Ethan grassettiNew MemberMember

    I took a picture of the rock it was in

    Here's the rock it was in

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  9. KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember


    No, I do not think she is pregnant; and she looks quite thin on top of that. What are your water parameters? I think it may be a water quality issue or she could be ill, possibly with an internal parasite.

    Is she gasping at the surface as well?
  10. Ethan grassettiNew MemberMember

    I don't have the peremateres but I just fully cycled it before I got them. I can't tell but she has been hiding in a rock now. She's been doing this for 4, 5 days

    I don't know the parameters but I just cycled it before I got them she has new hiding in a rock today and yesterday
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  11. KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Normally I would say it all because she is new, but she is much too skinny without thinking it's not anything else. Have you seen her poop lately? As a safeguard, I would treat for an internal parasite. Praziquantel or prazipro is a good one (make up a small dose mixture and soak some flakes or fish food in them so the medication goes inside).
    Are there any other fish in the tank? (If so, you probably want to treat the entire tank, especially the new fish)

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