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  1. Platy not eating and lethargic

    Livebearers
    Hello everyone. A total beginner here. My platy is really lethargic and not eating. Let me give some background to this problem. Early days: I bought a new aquarium in March and added 5 guppies and 3 algae eating fish and 2 bottom dwellers. I have a 120 litre (31.7 US gallon) aquarium and...
  2. slow cycle

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Good morning! I have a 29 gallon tank with 3 platys; I used Tetra Safe Start. I've had my fish for 6 days, and my ammonia is steady at .5; I've done 2 partial water changes (neither of which actually changed the ammonia reading). nitrites are 0ppm, nitrates are 10ppm. I'm not sure how I have...
  3. Platy food varieties

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all! I have a new hobby because I made a bet with my husband that he couldn't win me a goldfish at the fair! Well he did! After having the goldfish in a 1.5 gallon tank for a bit and treating him just in case he had something we have now upgraded to a 10 gallon and added 2 platies and 2 fancy...
  4. Whose the Mama? Is it my Platy?

    Fish Breeding
    Hello, So about 8 weeks ago I got three Mickey Mouse Platys, three Bumblebee Platys, and Three assorted Mollies; All female. In the last month, I lost two Mickey Mouse, one Bumblebee and one Molly. On Monday while cleaning my tank I found a baby fry, dark orange, thinking the mama had to be my...
  5. so im doing a fish in cycle...

    Livebearers
    So i had started my fish in cycle on the 27th of july, and i had used that safestart stuff to give everything a boost before i put the fish in right (they are all fine) and the ammonia is fine and slowly lowering itself. but what confuses me is that, i read somewhere else that when ammonia...
  6. Is Platty Sick?

    Livebearers
    Hello! I have a 30 gallon tank filled with almost 15 little fishes, including Angel Fish. IM new to this. I bought some platy fish and I have them for over 3 months now. Today Ive noticed that one of my female platy has like a white pimple under her belly. RIght infront of her anal fin. its...
  7. Is my platy (still) pregnant?

    Livebearers
    Hi all! Brand new to the site! I found a lot of good info here, so I thought I'd join and get involved in asking/discussing. My platy had a baby (just one that I'm aware of) a week days ago. It's hanging in there and the other fish are leaving it alone. (I'm not intentionally breeding, so I...
  8. Is my Platy fat or pregnant?!

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    Hey guys, first post!!! I am pretty new to mothering fish haha. I have a tank of 1 frog, 1 shark like fish (forgot what hes called) 1 platy, 1 catfish and 4 guppies! My platy has been fatter for around 4 months possibly? At first, I showed man from fish shop and he said she was pregnant! so I...
  9. Platy is completely stressed out, not looking fine!!

    Livebearers
    So I added a new male swordtail into my 10 gallon tank, only previously habited by my male platy and Oto. The days after I added him, both my platy and the swordtail kept having horrible fights, I can't exactly separate them so I just hoped for the fights to stop. It has calmed down relatively...
  10. Issues with plants in fry tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have a 13 gallon and a 60 gallon Freshwater Tropical. The 13 gallon has 6 CPDs, and 16+ platy fry. I had accidentally purchased a female platy, and once I saw she was about due, I put her in my 13 gallon with the danios. She gave birth and then I returned her to the store; once the platy...
  11. 7 giant platy fry?

    Livebearers
    So one of my platies gave birth last night to 7 fry in a breeding trap and this morning I moved them into the fry tank with the last batch, who are 4 weeks old. The weird thing is that they are nearly identical in size, and some of them are bigger!! I read that platy fry come out about 1/2 cm...
  12. Platies rubbing on rock

    Livebearers
    Hi there, I am having some issues with my office aquarium. Hopefully someone can help. I have a wee 5-gallon with a pair of platies and a dwarf African frog. The tank is fully cycled, with a few java ferns, and a nice full-spectrum lamp. I do 50% water changes once a week (left out for 24...
  13. General Questions: Livebeaers, too many snails, live plants

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey there~! Okay so I have an Established 60 US Gallon tank. It's been running for 6 months now round about. It is planted. The plants had gone loopy! This was my first "BIG" tank so I was confused as to why they were growing, some were dying and yet they were sprouting! in other areas of the...
  14. Another Platy Sick

    Livebearers
    I have a female platy that is having issues. She is completely vertical, head pointing down, and seems to be struggling swimming, like a twitch here and there. Not sure if fungal, which I have the medication for, or a parasite, so would somebody please give me some in site? The tank is clean...
  15. Platy swimming weird, possible illness?

    Livebearers
    I have a blue platy that just seem to be swimming weird. I watched as he swims upside down, swim head over tail, side, everything opposite of his partner and right now I'm curious on what's wrong with him? He is eating, but the thing is, I've seem him eating from the gravel, completely...
  16. Female Platy Bullying Other Females

    Livebearers
    (This is a copy of a post I have in the newbie section, just wanted to make sure people see it!) I have 4 female platys, none appear to be pregnant but I have only had them one week so it is possible. The largest of the four has recently started to chase and nip all the other females in the...
  17. Female Platy Bullying Other Females

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I have 4 female platys in a 10 gallon tank, none appear to be pregnant but I have only had them one week so it is possible. The largest of the four has recently started to chase and nip all the other females in the tank with her. She hasn't done any real damage yet, but I don't want my other...
  18. Poorly Platy in new aquarium?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I am new to tropical fishkeeping and have a new 55 litre tank that I have cycled using the fishless method. It has an internal filter and is not planted as I don't yet have a light. I bought 6 x Platys last Wednesday and have been monitoring levels since, ammonia and nitrite are at 0.1...
  19. 90 Gallon stocking

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I am switching my all male african cichlid tank to a peaceful freshwater tank. I used to have a live bearer 20 gallon aquarium and enjoyed watching the breeding process. Had many baby survive without even having to separate them. I want a colorful tank without the aggression of the africans. I...
  20. My Cory Thinks He's a Platy?

    Catfish
    Hi I'm new to this forum and and keeping fish! I recently got one julii cory (i'm getting 4 more asap) and while he seems perfectly healthy and happy, he's not acting the way I thought he would. He's been swimming with my 4 platys. The platys like to swim all over the tank together and the cory...
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