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Old 07-21-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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fatty platy - worms?

I got these two platys at the same time - had them about 2 months. One of them looks really fat. He eats well and is swimming around fine, fins aren't clamped or anything but he's got a white spot on his anus - his poop is fine - not white and stringy but worried he might be sick - or is he just fat?
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Based on what your describing and those pictures it looks like simple overfeeding to me, I would skip 2-3 days and go from there.
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What do u think about the white spot on his bum though?
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That is the fishes vent where babies/fecies come from, are there any males in the tank?
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All my fish are males. I have no females
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Sorry I didn't look that closely to the pictures for the gonopodium, a swollen vent can be due to slight constipation from overfeeding. I again would fast the fish for a few days and re-check the vent area after that.
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I'm not saying you're wrong, but to me that fish looks very female and quite pregnant IMHO
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I'm not saying you're wrong, but to me that fish looks very female and quite pregnant IMHO
I was thinking the same thing. But I see no dark spot in the belly.
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Hate to tell you but that last fish is a female. Notice the round fin behind the anus? That is a girl fin. The boy fin would be stick like.

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The one on the left is the male, on the right is the female.
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I was thinking the same thing. But I see no dark spot in the belly.

The gravid spot isn't always noticeable in live bearers.
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Hate to tell you but that last fish is a female. Notice the round fin behind the anus? That is a girl fin. The boy fin would be stick like.

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The one on the left is the male, on the right is the female.
Lol. It's fine that it's a female, glad actually. Guess I'll have some fry soon.
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Congratulations!
Thanks! Funny how I went from thinking I had a sick dude fish, to having a mommy fish. I shined a light behind her and you can see the babies - they look like little bubbles, the eyes are just starting to darken. I'm excited!
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