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essjay 02-28-2013 05:18 AM

HELP!! Platy has pea stuck...
 
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I have no idea how she did it, but I've got one of my girls with a huge bit of pea stuck in her mouth!! Is there anything I should do? Is there anything I can do??? She's stressing a little and I'm worried she can't get enough water over her gills.... Please tell me I'm panicking for nothing.....

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essjay 02-28-2013 06:12 AM

Well, after at least 30 anxious minutes, she seems to have settled ok and looks like she's trying to chew around it.. She doesn't look like she's stressed anymore..

rexpepper651 02-28-2013 07:13 AM

lol you gotta cook it a lil more next time. scary! but a lil funny with the picture.

essjay 02-28-2013 07:17 AM

Yeh I know... Now that I'm not panicking, I am starting to see the funny side... Poor little thing.. She's close to dropping too so she looks like a little beer keg....

rexpepper651 02-28-2013 07:21 AM

yeah i didnt mean to be rude or mean or anything i just found the picture funny an it being such an odd situation. aww a momma! how hard was it to breed your platys?

essjay 02-28-2013 07:33 AM

That's okay! I didn't think you were being rude :-)

Noooooo... Platy's are definitely NOT hard to breed.. lol I've got 5 girls and they were all up the duff when I brought them home... I "think" they've all had one batch each (I've got 33 fry in my other 80L tank...), at least 3 are looking like they're about to pop.... :shock:

rexpepper651 03-01-2013 01:01 AM

awesome! i cant decide if i want another large show tank or a medium one and a couple tanks to breed something easy to sell. i might try this! platys are pretty cool looking fish. im glad shes doing ok now tho!

essjay 03-01-2013 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by rexpepper651 (Post 1449795)
awesome! i cant decide if i want another large show tank or a medium one and a couple tanks to breed something easy to sell. i might try this! platys are pretty cool looking fish. im glad shes doing ok now tho!


She seems to be ok, the bit of pea is still stuck, but she's swimming around fine.. I'm keeping a close eye on her though..

Haha, if you go into breeding Platy's prepare for an explosion of babies! But you probably already know that... lol As far as selling, I'm lucky that my LFS is going to take mine, but they have to be at least an inch in size before they will.

rexpepper651 03-01-2013 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by essjay (Post 1449922)
She seems to be ok, the bit of pea is still stuck, but she's swimming around fine.. I'm keeping a close eye on her though..

Haha, if you go into breeding Platy's prepare for an explosion of babies! But you probably already know that... lol As far as selling, I'm lucky that my LFS is going to take mine, but they have to be at least an inch in size before they will.

still stuck!? jeeze lol i figured it would of mushed up by now. yeah i figured alot of babies. i donno if any local stores here will take them. i figured id just use aquabid or something.

essjay 03-01-2013 05:01 AM

Yerp... She can close her mouth, but not without effort... I thought I'd try and catch her a little while ago to see if I could help, but trying just stressed her out.. The good thing is that it's in front of her gills, so her "breathing" isn't impeded...

I've not bought any fish or plants online.. I dunno, I just prefer to see what I'm buying I spose..


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