Strange Silver Patch On Platy? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Mickeycricky, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Mickeycricky

    MickeycrickyNew MemberMember

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    Can anyone help me identify this weird silver patch? It is right on top of my female platy's head.

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    I noticed it this morning while feeding the tank. She is acting pretty normal, but is breathing a bit rapidly. She ate just fine and has been moseying around plucking at plants, but she is spending a lot of time just sitting in the back of the tank near the bottom. She's also become a little bit aggressive towards the other female platy I have. No clamped or rotting fins or redness and nobody else in the tank is showing any signs of illness or strange spots. Should I be concerned?

    Water parameters:
    ammonia - 0
    nitrite - 0
    nitrate - 5.0 ppm
    pH - 7.2
    temperature - 78°F
     
  2. WinterSoldier.

    WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

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    Okay so welcome! to the forum, and you platy has bloat, I would recommend starving her for a few days, or maybe feeding her some epsomsalts
     
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