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Worried about pregnant platy.

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Amy Dermody, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Amy Dermody

    Amy Dermody New Member

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    If some could give me some advice please I would appreciate it. So I have a pregnant wagtail I believe. she is hiding alot and not really eating and today I notice her poop was thick and white. So my question is could she be sick or is the weird poop just part of pregnancy? 20181024_130529.jpg

     
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    White poop could be a sign of internal parasites but I would think the other fish would have it too. Prazipro is suppose to be safe but I would check for pregnant fish. Did you feed anything different that could cause the color change? Hope you figure it out. Good luck!
     
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    Prazipro is considered one of the gentler treatments so I would think it would be safe for pregnant fish. I have used it with guppies with no issues.
     
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    Thank you for your reply. No I didnt feed them anything different but I called the pet store where I got them from and they think it might be a parasite or an intestinal infection . so I will be going first thing in the morning to get the medicine for it. I just hope the medicine dont hurt the fish.
     
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    Thank you I will definitely make sure I get that one. I'm new at being a fish owner and i have gotten quite attached to them. So I'm trying to do my homework on them.
     
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    I was given two wagtail and one other one. The owner didnt take good care of them and the tank was very Dirty. So upon cleaning the tank out I noticed a baby hiding in the algae and the waste of the fish. So my question to you is do you think if I medicate the tank it will be ok for the baby fish also?
     
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    I also have 2 Mickey mouse fish that i just got a few days ago from the pet store.
     
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    Platy fry are tough. I moved all of my platies to another tank so I could give the bigger tank to my goldfish. Two weeks later I found a platy fry that I missed in there. He had dodged the hungry goldfish and kept himself alive. I think your baby will be fine if he has survived this long. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
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    Thank you so much!! That makes me feel better. And I will definitely keep you posted
     
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    I see clamped fins as well. Is she breathing hard? What's your water parameters? Pregnant fish hide a lot/don't eat as they are trying to get ready for delivery.
     
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    Thanks for replying, I'm so new to this so when you tell me you see clamped fins I dont know what to look for. Also I dont know what water parameters is. Sorry for being so clueless Trying to educate myself so the poor fish have a chance.
     
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    I just googled it and she might be stressed because I just moved her to an smaller tank for now because the male would not leave her alone.
     
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    This is what they Suggested but the kids was younger and he didn't really seem to understand what I was saying so what do you think.
     

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