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EEK! My platy seems about ready to drop fry!

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EEK! My platy seems about ready to drop fry!
Old 10-31-2013, 07:21 PM   #11
 
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Moving her back and forth is worse. I hope the bucket has a filter and heater? They must have those.

Pineconing is a sign of severe scale damage if it's here and there, usually broken bones or just bad damage all around. Pineconing, where it's the whole body, is dropsy in its final form.

Photos would be good. If it's determined to be dropsy, unfortunately the best thing to do is put them out of their misery as, again, it's not treatable and will eventually kill them. If it's damage though, there's a chance to help her out. Don't move her around anymore, just add in some stress zyme for her for now, and put up a help thread for info on further care.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:35 PM   #12
 
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So sorry! I forgot to post pictures! I was so busy with Halloween and trying to get her better. Well good news! She is still with me!!! \(^-^)/ The little mama is up and swimming with normal scales and a hearty appetite. She still sits around more that the other platys but she isn't too bad. Plus!!!! I found one of her fry!! He is past the itty bitty stage and is swimming around with the big fishies! He's such a small thing and I actually mistook him for a guppy fry before I realized none of my guppy mamas have dropped fry in a month. All seems to be getting better from here. I just have to keep up with the tank cleaning and maybe plant a few more plants (Which is why I need a job!)
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