Request Help. Please. I don't want to euthanize my platy prematurely but she is suffering and I don't know what's wrong. On September 17th she started to act lethargic. She was spending some time sitting on the bottom and breathing heaver than normal. I put her in a hospital tank and medicated her with Melafix and Pimafix. She seemed to get better for a while, swimming around and still eating however last night she got much worse.
Now she is sitting at the bottom and gasping for air. She is no longer eating , I tried to feed her crushed peas, she wont eat anything. I am worried she is in pain. What could be wrong?? What should I do??
Her color is the same. She has lost weight. She was eating up until a few days ago. She is just sitting on the bottom of the tank, she hasn't left the bottom in 3 days now. Here is a video link, sorry, it's upsidown... video link
A full description of the fishes symptoms:
Gasping for air.
Mouth isn't closing.
Sitting on the bottom of her hospital tank.
Tank size: 25gallon
Aquarium store tested the following:
* water was tested by aquarium west
Volume and Frequency of water changes:
50% water change weekly
Chemical Additives or Media in your tank:
aquarium salt, Nutrafin cycle and aqua +plus, sera kh/ph plus (<-because our tap water is acidic)
1 guppies (m), 3 platys (f), 6 fry platy (sex unknown), 5 tetras, 2 apple snails, 2 dwarf frogs, 1 shrimp, 1 algae eater.
Recent additions to your tank (living or decoration):
2 female guppies but she hasn't met them yet since she is in hospital tank.
Exposure to chemicals:
Digital photo (include if possible):
see video link above.
Edited by OtisTheBulldog, 28 September 2010 - 07:55 PM.