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mollylover 12-03-2012 12:40 AM

My sick platy :(
 
I have a red wag platy that has this blemish type thing on one side of her body, it kind looks like a pimple..it is red like blood like and her scales are pealing a bit..I checked my levels and there is some stress in my tank as it is kind of overstocked..about 20 in a 10gal..3 adults and the rest juniors I know it is overstocked but I seem to be maintaining gd levels..my question is I havent seen this before on a platy what can I do for her?? I seem to be losing one adult every 2-3wks..how long do platys live for?? Sorry for the long post thanks again

Sherry1966 12-03-2012 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by mollylover (Post 1335806)
I have a red wag platy that has this blemish type thing on one side of her body, it kind looks like a pimple..it is red like blood like and her scales are pealing a bit..I checked my levels and there is some stress in my tank as it is kind of overstocked..about 20 in a 10gal..3 adults and the rest juniors I know it is overstocked but I seem to be maintaining gd levels..my question is I havent seen this before on a platy what can I do for her?? I seem to be losing one adult every 2-3wks..how long do platys live for?? Sorry for the long post thanks again

You are really overstocked that is for sure. Hopefully your levels stay stable. Just keep up your frequent water changes. Maybe with your deaths your tank is telling you something.
Can you take her out and put her in a hospital or QT tank and observe her for awhile. I can't get my platy's to live past a couple of years. They are not long lived fish. Hardy at first but not long lived.

cpwebsite 12-10-2012 01:08 PM

They live for ~2 years. Definitely overstocked, so return fish, give away fish, or buy a bigger tank, a tank like that should only have 3-4 fish. Also when you say your levels are "Fine", what are they exactly?


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