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froggle1 03-03-2011 02:00 PM

Fish Poops Too Much
 
I have this platy in my tank that poops all the time. Whenever I look at it, there's a 95% chance its pooping. Is this caused by an internal parasite, or does it just poo to much?

Inga 03-03-2011 02:43 PM

Do you think it is a simple case of what goes in must come out? Maybe you are over feeding her?

froggle1 03-03-2011 02:53 PM

I don't think I'm overfeeding her. I might actually be underfeeding her, because I have guppies, and guppies eat a ton. My male platy doesn't have this problem.

Lupin 03-03-2011 07:14 PM

And chances are good your platy is simply eating all the guppy fry, that's why he is pooping a lot. Perfectly normal for a healthy fish.

jeaninel 03-03-2011 08:55 PM

I've found that most livebearers are pretty poopy fish...meaning they seem to poop a lot. LOL

froggle1 03-17-2011 06:50 PM

Thanks guys. If this platy is eating my fry, I have problems. I am trying to raise my fry, not let my platies gorge themselves!

redchigh 03-17-2011 06:56 PM

Just add some hiding places. The platy will still get a few, but hey. It's survival of the fittest.

Just go buy some nice dense stem plants for the fry to hide in.

Lupin 03-18-2011 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redchigh (Post 621187)
Just add some hiding places. The platy will still get a few, but hey. It's survival of the fittest.

Just go buy some nice dense stem plants for the fry to hide in.

+1


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