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post #1 of 8 Old 03-03-2011, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-03-2011, 01:43 PM
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Do you think it is a simple case of what goes in must come out? Maybe you are over feeding her?
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-03-2011, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-03-2011, 06:14 PM
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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.

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

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post #6 of 8 Old 03-17-2011, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-17-2011, 05:56 PM
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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.

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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.
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