11-10-2013, 11:36 PM
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Hi, hate to tell you the platys have a spinal curviture due to inbreeding. It is common in todays mass produced fish. Steps to take:
If you want to breed more platys, one of the parents must go. If not look forward t more of the same. You can get them from different sources like Consolidated Fish Farm or Aquabid. I'd get males and females from different places. Don't allow the normal looking siblings to breed. They will possess the bad genes and continue the problem. You may also encounter some fry that swim very straight and stiff as if their spine is fused, it is and same reason. If you just want a tank full of fish, get rid of the messedup fish and keep the normal looking ones. After about two years everything will be a mess and you can start over.