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Old 11-09-2019, 01:07 PM   #1
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Platy not eating, staying in the same spot

I've had my Platys for 2 months and recently one of my males has stopped eating and stays still at the back of the tank behind the filter output with heavy breathing. He also has white/clear faeces that are much thicker than normal. The other 7 platies in my tank seem healthy and are very active.


This all comes soon after adding some new plants to the aquarium and switching to a new filter (I did add the older filter media to the new one without letting it dry out). Current water conditions are: 0.25 ppm Ammonia, 0 Nitrites and 10-20 ppm Nitrates, I'm currently performing 35% water changes twice a week until the new filter catches up.



On advice from my LFS I'm dosing with this stuff: https://www.ntlabs.co.uk/browse-prod...-fluke-wormer/ Although I'm skeptical if this is the correct treatment as I didn't think worms or flukes caused a loss of appatite.


The pictures below are of the sick platy. He has some dark marks on his head near his gills too, I can't remember if these were there before and all the other orange platies have the same marks so I'm unsure if I should worry about them or not.
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Clear poop can be caused from stress, a parasite or worms.
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I suspect your store is right and that he has some sort of parasite, perhaps introduced on the plants.
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I suspect you're right. I'll continue the treatment for now. Thanks
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