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Old 02-19-2019, 08:04 PM   #1
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Sick/Hurt Platy?

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So one of my platies is swimming oddly. She almost seems slightly bent and is doing an odd shuffling type of wiggling motion when she swims (I know it sounds weird). I also noticed that she has been laying on the bottom of the tank a lot. I just did a wc and media change within the past 3 days and she seemed fine then. When I approach the tank she immediately swims towards me and starts nibbling at the surface along with my other two platies (who seem completely fine). So she's still eating. I don't think that she is pregnant but I am willing to consider that idea. I'm trying to figure out how to upload a video.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:07 PM   #2
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Here's the video of my poor little fish trying to swim. What do I do?
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:02 AM   #3
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Is her back bent? I've seen one with a bent back in the LFS. It can happen to livebearers when they have too many babies at once or have difficulty giving birth. Something like that.
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Really blurry picture since my video didn't load but this is basically how she looks when still. Very curved.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:22 AM   #5
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Can you get a picture from the side? It looks similar to what I saw but it's hard to tell. From what i remember it will either correct itself or they live with it for the rest of their lives.
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Just a hunch is there any males in the tank ??? She could be pregnant??
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:58 AM   #7
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Even if there aren't any males, if they were kept with males in the store they can hold onto that and give birth multiple times later.
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This is her from the side. She doesn't look pregnant but what do I know? I thought the other platies were but I haven't seen any fry and they no longer are as fat (in my opinion).
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There aren't any males in the tank. The orange female in question was a rescue. The original owner had her for about 6 months as the only platy in the tank (she had a snail in there). I got her and then after a month I decided to get two more female platies, who were in the tank with males at the store.
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Do you use tap water?
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