I'm lost here... taking care of my friends tank.
My buddy is out of town and I'm taking care of his tank. I got back from work and found that one of his Platys was on its side on the bottom of the tank. I removed him and put him in a smaller tank, but I have no idea what's wrong with it. I took a picture
... any ideas would be welcome. Thanks!
could you possibly give a little more information /
are you a fish keeper yourself ?
I have kept fish before but never anything like this... I wish I could call my friend, he's out of the country... Its a platy, probably about a year and a half old. What other infos might you need...
how big is the tank,who else lives in there,
what temperature is it at,Amonia,nitrates,nitrites levels
when was the last water change.
looks more like a harliquin rasbora(but hay,i'm probably wrong)
how much are they fed,
a few things to start with if that's ok :)
I think its a 10 gal, there are 3 more platys, 4 with a blue neon stripe, and 3 brown and black striped (sorry don't know specifics) and a red-tailed shark. The tank is at 78. I don't know any of the ammonia, nitrates or nitrites. He changed the water probably a week ago. I was told to feed a large pinch and add a sinking wafer.
Actually as I see those pictures it might be harlequin rasbora. Just wherever I said platy make that rasbora
sounds over stocked to me to be honest,
you really need to know that the water levels are doing
to be honest,have a rumage in the cabinate where the fish food is
and see if ther is a test kit.
Okay I found a test kit... nitrates 40ppm, nitrites 0ppm, and i don't think there is an ammonia test. The pH is between 7 and 7.5.
ok well the nitrate is a little high,
i think you would probably find that the amonia would be up,
do you know if there is amonia test there,
i would be surprised if not.
you may need to do a water change.
I'll do a water change... is there any way to save the one in the bowl?
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