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post #1 of 3 Old 12-01-2012, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Bloated, listless Platy

One of my platys is hanging out at the bottom & pretty still. His fins seem to be ok & he is not pregnant. He also appears a bit bloated and his breathing seems labored. He's upright and is not leaning to the side. The water parameters are normal (0 ni, 10 na, 0 am). The tank is a 30G breeder.

Any ideas? Maybe constipation? Btw, I'm out of aquarium salt.

His brother keeps hanging around him. It's depressing me
Here are some pics... sorry for the quality:

He is on the right:

Sort of hard to see his bloat:
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-10-2012, 01:10 PM
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I would recommend adding aquarium salt, and raise the temperature. Also try and feeding it some peas as those help with constipation.
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-10-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input. He died later that night. Guess I'll never know why. :(
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