04-23-2014, 12:45 AM
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That sucks, I'm sorry to hear that. It happens.
Check your water parameters and make sure there were no spikes or toxins in the water just in case. If there isn't it could indicate a health issue and keep a close eye on the other and not get more, if you plan to, until you're sure it's not an illness.
Did it show any signs of issues? Hanging out at the top, or the bottom, jiggling, marks, swelling of the belly too fast to indicate pregnancy(like overnight swelling, could indicate a blockage). Give your current platy a pea, especially if it's the one you thought was pregnant, see if it can clear up a blockage should it be one. Cooked and skinned, no canned peas. If it's not a block, it wont hurt them. =) I've bought fish and had them die within a day or two thinking they may have been pregnant when they actually had a blockage, I often feed new fish a pea just in case since petshops often over-feed, AND often do so by giving a few vacation feeders.