Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

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Jman26 10-15-2008 04:27 PM

Bloating!
 
My male platy is very bloated and not as active. I've had this happened before and it died. What do I do, and what's it from?

Cheyd77 10-15-2008 09:25 PM

may be dropsy
 
Are the scales sticking out from his body? Does he look like he's rough or pinecone looking? If so it may be malawi bloat or dropsy.
Dropsy in aquarium fish
Freshwater Fish Disease

These links may help you out. I lost one of my favorite platys to this so treat as soon as possible. :cry:

Little-Fizz 10-16-2008 04:38 AM

If it is dropsy treat with 1/4 teaspoon of epsoms salt per gallon. It won't cure the dropsy but it will help the fish expel extra water.

Kim 10-18-2008 07:29 PM

If it doesn't look like dropsy, he could be constipated. Feeding him a bit of daphnia, or if you don't have any a piece of a thawed de-shelled pea, will help him.


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