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Old 03-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Sunburst Platy Laying on Bottom of Tank

I have a sunburst platy in my 10 gallon that i brought home about a week and a half ago. I am not sure of the gender. For the last four days or so, she (i will assume it's a female) has spent most of her time resting against the rocks on the bottom of the tank. Her belly is slightly enlarged, so I thought she may be pregnant, but I am not completely sure it is a female. She has always been a bit shy, but I am getting worried.
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Is the tank cycled? What are the parameters of the water? What an how often do you feed her?
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Also, she can still swim and eat normally, which confuses me more.
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Can you put some pictures?
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Actually I have come to the conclusion that it is a male. The tank is cycled and all the parameters are in check. I feed once a day
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Try cutting back on the feeding to every other day, and try feeding him some peas. He could be getting bloated.
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