1. L

    What is this tiny bump on my new Platy?

    Yesterday I bought two Platys from Pets at Home, and less than 24 hours later I’ve noticed this tiny, slightly raised bump below the mouth of one of them. I’ve attached a photo that shows it quite clearly. Please can anyone advise me on what this might be? I’ve already rang up Pets at Home and...
  2. S

    Is my Platy pregnant? NEWBIE

    So I’m a very new newbie! Had my 64L tank for a few weeks - I started with 2 platy and some cloud mountain minnows. I got 2 more platy at the weekend and one is really quite podgy. I chose 2 females so now my platy tank ratio is 3 females to 1 male. But she arrived like this- so she’s really...
  3. G

    What is this and how do I fix it?

  4. T

    My platys are dying and I don't know why

    My platys are dying one by one, each of the dead platys had damaged skin and couldn't swim anymore. The platys live in a 12 gallon tank along with 2 tinfoil barbs and other mollies, and I really think it's because of the tinfoil barbs but I might be wrong. This is my first time having an...
  5. Brad G

    Fish with ich/ick

    I have a 20 gallon tank the has quite a few plants. I put API Super ick cure in 5 days ago. I’m starting my 2nd round of treatment because my fish still have the white spots 1 of them are actually getting worse . I took out the carbon filter but left in the ammonia filter. Should I take that off...
  6. S

    Lazy or labor?

    My pregnant platy is just sitting there doing nothing.. Just sitting unless i get too close Is she getting ready for labour?
  7. D

    Guppy attacking platy

    Can anyone help, why is my guppy attacking my Platy? The tails has bite marks out of it.
  8. D

    Is my fish pregnant

    Is my fish pregnant, she says away from the males, eats hardly anything, hides, doesn’t do much swimming, lives with three males (1male platy and 2 Male guppies) and unknown sex of Otocinclus
  9. S

    Why is my male platy aggressiveley chasing my female

    My male platy has been chasing my female around agressiveley and id like to know why
  10. S

    Pregnant platy cloacas open?

    Both of my pregnant platys seem yo have an open cloaca and im a bit worried
  11. S

    Platys might be pregnant

    I think my platys might be pregnant if so how soon are they due. Im new to this and i would really love some help I did my best with the pics and Thier gravid spots look alot bigger in person
  12. Brad G

    Fat, pregnant or sick?

    Hi, I’m new to owning an aquarium and I have a question about my Platy. I’ve had her for a couple months now with the same fish in the tank. I heard they can get pregnant at 6 months. I bought her 2 months ago from petsmart so idk what age they usually sell fish. I will post a few pictures...
  13. F


    So I have way over stocked my tank and I'm looking to get a new one. I have 2 angelfish, 3 dwarf gourami, 2 mollies, 4 platies, 10 neon tetras, 4 cories, 4 algae eaters, 4 danios, and 3 snails. I had 20 ghost shrimp but I'm pretty sure they got ate by my other fish as there's no bodies from...
  14. F

    Platy Pairs

    Hello! I have 4 Platies in my tank. They are always in the same pairs. I think they are male and female based by their colors, each pair has 1 that is almost completely orange(female?) and 1 that is orange body with black spots with an almost completely black tail(male?). The ones that I assume...
  15. L

    Strange phantom pregnancy and death...

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this group and hoping somebody can help me with a strange issue. There is some backstory but I will try to be brief... The phantom pregnancy Two days ago I noticed a platy I have reared from birth (fry of one of my existing platties) which looked to be in distress. Her...
  16. C

    Is our Platy giving birth? What is happening??

    We have a VERY pregnant platy. We are new to this. Our pregnant platy has been passing a few strings with these big white balls attached. Does this mean she’s in labor?? Should we use a birthing box or no?
  17. luckyfin

    Help, Platy Not Eating

    Not sure what is happening to my platy. I’ve had her for 6 months but for the past month she has not been eating, has been hiding and not looking well. Has white discolouring on her side. Tried putting her in a seperate tank for about a week with API Melafix but I didn’t see any change. I’m...
  18. T

    Strange looking platy fish

    Does anyone know what's up with my Platy fish? She's been like this for months now. I've tried treatment with API melanix and no change. My water parameters are 0 ammonia 0 nitrite 5/10 nitrate.
  19. K

    Baby fry...need advice!

    Hi all! My mickey mouse platy has birthed her fry this morning. I could probably see around 15 to 20 fry in the birthing net, and wasn't sure she was done yet. I've come to check on her progress and I think I only see about 10 maybe less? So I was worried she was eating them so I've popped her...
  20. Goldfishgirl35

    Platy Dying?

    Just noticed platy (male) isn’t acting right. All the other fish seem fine as of right now. Ideas on what’s wrong?