1. J

    One Platy nipping others - advice needed!

    Yesterday I bought 3 new Platys to join my one existing Platy in a 34 litre tank (all female). They seemed to get on fine for the first few hours, swimming together etc, but now one of the newbies is nipping at two of the other Platy. Interestingly, it is not nipping at the Platy that I think is...
  2. A

    Pregnant Platy

    Hi, I’m pretty sure my platy is pregnant and im not too sure how far along! I made a note of the date I first noticed she was getting really big which was March 14th! I don’t have enough space for a separate breeding tank so have purchased a breeding box to give the babies the best chance of...
  3. S

    Platt has half a pectoral and damaged dorsal fin

    Strange one. Maybe. Last night I noticed my platy had half a pectoral fin and a slightly damaged dorsal fin. Last night he was hiding in a cave and today the pectoral fin has white around it but nothing on the dorsal fin. He is swimming ok and eating ok and is out of the cave. The only thing I...
  4. R

    six month old platy frys spitting out food

    hi! i am stocking about 20 platy fry in a planted twenty gallon aquarium. the tank is cycled and the water quality is top notch. about a month ago, one of the fry developed collumanus worms, so i decided to treat the entire tank with levamisole from subquaria. i followed the instructions and did...
  5. C


    I recently bought my very first platy fish, and the person at the pet store said there's always a possibility of them being pregnant so I've been searching for someone to tell me whether she is or she is not. I've already looked at gravid spots and all that mess on the internet and I cant tell...
  6. carligraceee

    All my platy fry dying the same way except one??? Is it me? Or is it the circle of life??

    Hey guys! If you see my other posts, you will see I have some platy fry. They are almost a month old and were growing like crazy! All of a sudden, two of them started thinning out in the tail area and having trouble swimming and coming up to eat. Then they died the next day. It didn't happen...
  7. R

    Why isn't my platy giving birth?

    Hi there, First time having a pregnant platy. She has been pregnant over a month and a half, it's becoming an on going joke of when she's going to give birth! Tested waters and it's fine other than the Ph maybe being a little low on 6.5, could that be it? She's in her own tank now 30L
  8. MagicGirl33

    SOS! Is this a disease on my platy or possibly a cut or missing scale?

    It's a sunset platy and I'm pretty sure he doesn't have ick but I can't be too sure. Anyone think they know whats up with him? I'm really worried if it is a disease he'll infect my other fish and (my favorite) clown pleco. Please help!
  9. Natabettas

    Pregnant platy

    I have 2 pregnant platys right now and I thought they may have been showing signs of being ready soon. I want to save all the fry so I moved them to a clear bin it’s about 4-5 gallons. I put them both in breeding boxes in the bin incase they had them overnight. Filled the bin with their tanks...
  10. R

    Pregnant platy is pooping white rock like lumps in a row

    Hey my platy recently just gave birth to like 15 fry and they basically all died over the span of a week, but she still looks a bit pregnant (another platy I have looks very pregnant) and they have both been pooping this white poo that seems to have the appearance of white pebbles in a sack all...
  11. back2thelotus

    Does my platy have ich? Please help!

    Hi, As mentioned in the title of this thread, I’m wondering if my platy has ich. About a week ago I noticed that the fish didn’t seem to be pooping, and seemed very lethargic. I fasted the tank for a day and fed peas afterwards. Then she seemed to perk up. Then, unfortunately she started to...
  12. carligraceee


    PLEASE ANSWER QUICK- is my platy ready to give birth? i had her in a breeder but she seemed really stressed so i let her back out. she’s active but the male follows her around and pokes at her butt. PLEASE ANSWER! i want to save as many babies as possible! she also had a white pimple thing on...
  13. carligraceee

    Is there something wrong with my platy?

    Hey guys. This is sally. Is there something wrong with her? She’s always been kind of round but i just want to make sure there isn’t something up. Sorry about some photo bombs, my mollies like attention lol. I know her tail is messed up, she jumped out of the tank awhile back 😂
  14. P

    Female Platy Fish Isn’t Getting Pregnant

    Hi all I hope you can help me with this one... I have four platy fish that I purchased about a month ago. The pet store staff reassured me that all four platies were MALE, however after changing my fish tank background recently, I actually noticed that one of them has a triangular fan-like...
  15. wfykitty

    My Platy fish is not active and betta's fin is not as colorful as before..

    I have 1 platy fish and a betta fish in separate tank, and both are male. I got them on October 2020. 1. Recently the platy fish is always at the bottom of the tank. And yesterday I saw his body slightly towards on one side, and he is not very active and just stayed at the bottom of the tank...
  16. S

    HELP PLEASE. Fish staying at surface.

    Hi all. I’m new to the fish keeping hobby, I’m from uk. We bought a 40L tank from a pet shop, cleaned tank, gravel and plastic plants etc, installed filter and heater set at (25 degrees Celsius)that came with the tank, filled tank to the water level marked on the filter, we added tapsafe and...
  17. J

    What fish is this ??

  18. carligraceee

    New Corys and an update!

    Hey guys! I took some tests these past weeks and have been watching my water. My ammonia levels are at 0 and all my water levels are puerfect (the hardness is a little low but my fish are not exhibiting any signs of stress or malnutrition). My fish have been so well that I took another step and...
  19. carligraceee

    Pea puffers with mollies???

    Hey all! PSA: If you follow my threads you know I have a water issue right now so know I am NOT getting new fish until this gets sorted out. However, for when I can introduce new fish to my tank, I want to know which would go well with my remaining two mollies and a platy. I looked up Pea...
  20. carligraceee

    Bent spine in my Platy fry :( (that rhymes, it was unintentional)

    Hey guys! So I have been raising three baby platys for awhile now. I think they reached a month old a couple days ago. However, one died a day ago and when I looked closely at his body to find anything abnormal, I saw he had taken on a sort of krill shape (almost like a boomerang). I then looked...