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Old 01-25-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
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Bloated Platy

Hi everyone, I'm interested in your opinions. I have 1 mature female platy and two younger platys - the female's offspring - gender unknown. The mature female is very bloated and spending a lot of time at the bottom of the tank. She looks in good condition. Is she pregnant or could it be something else?
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..I should add I've only recently got these fish. I took them on when a friend gave up her aquarium. I haven't seen a pregnant platy before hence the questions.
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Well if she is just round she is likely pregnant. Do her scales look like they are sticking out, in a pinecone fashion? If so, that is bloat and is an illness that needs to be treated. Female livebearers are quite frequently pregnant, so it would not be surprising! I had molly fry the next day after putting them in my tank. 8O
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Scales not sticking out, she looks healthy. It'd be great if she produced some little ones. Excellent.
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