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Aoibhell 12-01-2012 05:45 PM

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:

cpwebsite 12-10-2012 01:10 PM

I would recommend adding aquarium salt, and raise the temperature. Also try and feeding it some peas as those help with constipation.

Aoibhell 12-10-2012 02:38 PM

Thanks for the input. He died later that night. Guess I'll never know why. :(

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