I recently started a fresh water aquarium. Itís a 10 gallon tank and I added my first two female platy fish 4 days ago (no others in there). Since i added them, one of them had some fry which I was entirely unprepared for as I didnít know she was pregnant. I rushed out to the pet store to buy a floating box thing to try and save them, but by the time I got back they were gone. I assumed they were eaten, but it looks like there might be a few dead ones in there now on the bottom.
So now my one fish is swimming along the top as you can see in the picture. Her appetite has not been very good. I used my test strips to check the water and everything was where it should be. NO2
were 0. I still changed about 30% of the water tonight because I was worried. I made sure my filter is turned up so the flow rate is as high as it goes, so there should be enough oxygen. The fish swam around more immediately after the water change and ate a little. The temperature of my tank is 76 F.
My other platy is hiding In a little space between the cave and the glass.
Is this normal? Should I be worried? What should I do to make sure sheís ok?
(Also please be kind with your response. Iím new to this and doing the best I can! Iím just worried. Thank you!)