Weird platy behavior then dying

Randomfish556

I’ve had this happen to 2 platys so far, they were pregnant then once they’re big they start hanging at the top of the water, not gasping but just kinda floating in place. Sometimes they’ll move over near the heater too. They’ll act sluggish and not active then a few days go by with them still acting like this then they die. I only have 1 left that’s pregnant right now and I’m not sure if it’s going to happen to her. Anyone know what’s happening? All of my other fish are and have been fine

Ammonia: 0 nitrite: 0 nitrate 10
 

BigManAquatics

Wondering if maybe they started giving birth and a baby got caught in the birth canal? We have had that happen here...though in our case it was a very quick death.
 

BradleyH2O

I’ve seen this behavior with a few of my Platy too. Only one has died though. I think the pregnant ones like to find a quiet space to relax from the bustle of the tank
 

Randomfish556

Wondering if maybe they started giving birth and a baby got caught in the birth canal? We have had that happen here...though in our case it was a very quick death.
Is there a way that I can check if that’s the cause of death?
 

BigManAquatics

Is there a way that I can check if that’s the cause of death?
Only way i knew was cuz the head got stuck trying to come out.
 

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