Poorly Platy? Help

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  1. Karlos

    KarlosNew MemberMember

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    What is the water volume of the tank? 10 Gal
    How long has the tank been running? 2 years
    Does it have a filter? 2 filters
    Does it have a heater? No
    What is the water temperature? 30c
    What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 4 platy 2 black cory

    Maintenance
    How often do you change the water? weekly
    How much of the water do you change? 20-25%
    What do you use to treat your water? Fluval water conditioner
    Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? substrate


    Feeding
    How often do you feed your fish? once daily
    How much do you feed your fish? A pinch of flakes and a pinch of pellets
    What brand of food do you feed your fish? Tetra
    Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? no

    Illness & Symptoms
    How long have you had this fish? 1 year
    How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? today
    In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? see photo but basically tail is frayed with some black spots and belly looks odd but not bloated
    Have you started any treatment for the illness? general anti bacterial liquid
     

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    Tail could have been nipped or he could have finrot due to water parameters/stress etc.

    I may be seeing the picture wrong, but are his scales pineconing?
     
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    Seems I've been ninja'd! Seem to be of the same state of mind though. A pic from the top will help.
     
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    Karlos

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    Hi thanks for speedy reply: sorry forgot water info:
    PH 7
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate looks about 30ppm
    temp is 23 celsius

    I dont have kanaplex or epsom salts on hand but pet store is only a few mins away if needed. the fish is swimming and behaving normally so far.

    top view pic attached
     

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    do you have a api test kit to test the water with? btw i love those platies hope they live
     
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    scales on side and top look fine scales on belly look a little frayed though
     
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    I can't really see if he's pineconing very well. The picture focused on the gravel. It can be hard to photograph fish! From looking down on him in person, are his scales sticking out at all?
     
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    Sorry phone cameras for you! scales actually do look like they are starting to pine cone from top view
     
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