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Old 01-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #11
 
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What worked for me was every other day (did this 3 times), I'm going to start spacing it out a bit now and just watch them real close.

Edit: I think the first round, I did it two days in a row.

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Old 01-08-2012, 01:04 AM   #12
 
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How are they doing? Any improvement? (fingers crossed)
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #13
 
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What are your params of your tank and tap water? This will help diagnose possible problems. If your tap water has issues then water changes only compound the problem
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:25 PM   #14
 
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How are they doing? Any improvement? (fingers crossed)
They have started greeting me again in the morning when I feed them, though when they are done they still hide. But overall they seem more active.

Though one thing I am curious about is my white mickey mouse platy, her face is very red like she is blushing. Thoughts?
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:43 PM   #15
 
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That's great news! Eating is always a good sign once they stopped.
I'm not sure if it's the new water, or the conditioner that helps more, but either way, I'm glad to hear it :) Mine did the same at first, but a couple water changes later (siphoning gently and quietly from the corner) they came around. Maybe it's partly the interaction, I have no idea. I'm just glad so far it's working out for us.

For the white platty, I'm not familiar with them outside of googling a few pics, and the few I did seemed to have red here and there, often in the face. How long have you had this one? From the sound of it, long enough where you know what it should look like...We have all seen fish loose color to shock when we bring them home, but usually it returns shortly after. Any chance the fish was stressed or in shock and is just now showing all it's colors?

Is it much more red than this?
Also check out near the gills and see if they look blood red and raw or anything crazy like that.

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Old 01-09-2012, 01:41 AM   #16
 
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Yeah the red face is not what she naturally looks like. I do not think she is coming into her colors either, I have had her for about 4 months now and she has already given birth like 3 times. I am pretty sure whatever the redness is it is being caused by the stress of what this mystery thing that they are going through is.

It does not look bloody or raw, looks more like she put on too much makeup or got slapped.
I have heard raw looking gills can be caused by high levels of ammonia and things, so when I noticed it I changed some of their water. I think the color got a little lighter.
We will see...
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