sick platy

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Hello, I have a sick male platy. He doesn't eat, sort of listless, hides alot, maybe has a bit of a sunken body, and flashes off of plants. He is the only sick fish in my aquarium. I don't think there is any bullying going on. I am going to put him in my hospital tank....Should I add some salt? It is for a 5 gallon tank, so if so how much? I also got some GelTek medication. I have lost at least 2 platies to similar symptoms. No ick or worms that I can see. Any idea what it is? Thanks!
 

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Yes, he need to be taken care of.
From my past experience, if you leave them as it is, they will died in a couple of days.
 
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I'll check my ammonia, but I doubt it is that...My other fish are fine. Maybe though!
 

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Yes it sounds like ammonia to me. Or ich to be perfectly honest. Also, are you sure this is a male platy? No white spots on him or anyone else in the tank?
 
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Yes, it was a male (he died). No, I know what ich looks like.
 
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