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Old 01-27-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Exclamation White stuff on my platy??

Just noticed yesterday that one of my platies has some white cotton looking stuff on her side and her eye. its only on one side of her body though... she just had a baby yesterday so im wondering if she has just gotten beaten up in all the ruckus... her dorsal fin is deteriorating too, and her pectoral on the bad side... any idea's???
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Some kind of fungus, perhaps? Melafix and Pimafix in combination should treat it. Usually this is a secondary infection so please make sure you are properly changing water and keeping the environment best for the fish, which it looks like you're not at the moment (see below). It could also be a bite from the Gourami or one of the other fish due to the crowded conditions.

I believe your tank is currently overloaded if your 'My Tanks' link on the left is correct. So you probably things won't get better (and you'll be retreating or replacing dead fish) until you have less fish or more of a tank.
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