Platys Might Have Disease

  1. Z

    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    I have a 29-gallon tank that is cycled, the stocking right now is only 3 platies and 3 guppies. The platys had red gills since I got them but I suspected it was because of the ammonia because I was cycling (Although I did dose Prime everyday to make the ammonia less harmful...) but right now the tank is cycled and I still see red gills, could it be gill flukes, or are they just stressed because they are all male and chase each other?

    I've also noticed white poop, it is not stringy, but it is white.

    One of the platys also had clamped fins when being chased, but it is only when he is being chased?

    Could there be a disease, or are they just stressed out?
     




  2. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Gills are supposed to be red, they're full of blood vessels. Can you take a picture?

    What are you feeding them?

    Most fish will pull their fins closer to their bodies when swimming fast because it reduces drag.

    Do you have any plants or decor in the tank?
     




  3. s

    smee82 Well Known Member Member

    Are your fish rubbing against anything in your tank
     
  4. Dragones5150918

    Dragones5150918 Well Known Member Member

    If it's ammonia poisoning, the gills will be inflamed like a purplish red to a bright inflamed red like a good sun burn we get. There will also be a breathing change. Gasping like they just swam a mile full speed. They tend to not be very active and normally hide in the back at the top of the tank. If you are not seeing any of these symptoms, then I do not think you are seeing ammonia poisoning. What your probably seeing is great oxygen absorption and great blood flow.
     
  5. OP
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    Z

    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    I haven't really seen them do that. I only saw one of the rub on airline tubing, but it was only for 2 seconds and it never happened again.
     
  6. OP
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    Z

    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    This is a picture I found on Google, that is similar: https://www.caesarstropicalfish.com/wp-content/gallery/salt-and-freshwater/sunburstwag.jpg (Mine are a little less red though)

    I am feeding them Tetra-Min flakes only

    There are no real plants in the aquarium. Just some fake plants and fake decorations...

    What I am worried about now are the white poops, I have been noticing that the platys are pooping white, and I'be heard that this is a sign of internal parasites.
    Here is a picture that is very similar to what I see:
    http://fishmedsonline.com/wp-conten..._7821_SunsetWagPlaty-parasites-CROP20copy.jpg
    What do you think?
     
  7. OP
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    Z

    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    This is a picture that is kind of similar, mine are a little less red though: https://www.caesarstropicalfish.com/wp-content/gallery/salt-and-freshwater/sunburstwag.jpg
    I don't see any gasping for air, they are active but they do hide in the corners because they are all males and are always chasing each other...

    What I am more worried about now are the white poops they are having.
    This is an example:
    http://fishmedsonline.com/wp-conten..._7821_SunsetWagPlaty-parasites-CROP20copy.jpg
    Do you think this could be internal parasites?
     
  8. s

    smee82 Well Known Member Member

    Sounds like parasites to me
     
  9. OP
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    Z

    Z123Killer Well Known Member Member

    Oh ok, so Prazi pro is the best medicine for this correct?
    And after I treat with Prazi pro, how should their poop turn out?
     
  10. s

    smee82 Well Known Member Member

    Anything with praziquantel is fine.