07-18-2013, 04:25 PM
| || | Please help- My platy is about to die
Hi everyone. I came home just a few minutes ago, and when I checked on the fish, I couldn't find one of the platys. Finally, I found her towards the bottom of the tank. She is lethargic looking. She is just laying there, in the water, but not quite at the bottom. I tapped on the glass, but she didn't move. I tried to get her in the fish net to move her away from the plant she was laying by, and she moved away from the fish net, but her body didn't move a little, it looked like she was moving the front of her body way more than usual.
My tank is 38 Gallon, water parameters are normal, BUT the tank was 87 degrees when I got here! I put in a bag of ice inside another bag and turned off the light. I last did a water change on Sunday, when I changed roughly 30% of the water, as is fairly typical (I usually do in the 25-40% range). I am using food pellets. We feed in the morning and at night, but I haven't yet tonight. She is usually an active fish, but she is barely moving. She looks dead, but as I said, she did move.
I don't know what to do. This has never happened before. Please help!