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  1. Billokas

    Southern platy fish with white stringy poop, not eating and staying in the surface

    Hi Everyone, I am worried about my platies. I have 4 in total, 2 mickey mouse (which are fine) and 2 Southern. Last week one of the southern stop eating, hence the white poop, lost weight and was kinda isolating herself since yesterday the other platy started to have the same behavior. Last...
  2. D

    Livebearer white tail disease?

    Hi all, After a few years I decided to convert my 30 gallon gourami tank into a livebearer community tank. I re-homed the last surviving gourami and added 4 platys, 9 guppies and 8 tetra. Stupidly I didn’t quarantine in any way and now regretting it (I’m not an experienced fish keeper I’ve only...
  3. R

    Platy’s mouth won’t close, not eating, very lethargic, gave birth recently

    Tank size: 20 gallons Tank age: ~8 years pH: 7 Temp: 77 F Ammonia / nitrites: 0 Nitrates: 5ppm gH & kH: both 4 This has a bit of background - please read! I'm desperate! My boyfriend recently cycled a 40 gallon tank. He wanted platys, and went to LFS to get some. They had a very pregnant...
  4. S

    Is she gravid?

  5. R

    Possible pregnant swordtail

    Hi I’m new to fish keeping and I’m thinking one of my swordtail are pregnant? I’m wondering if anyone could confirm this and possible know roughly how long it will be until she has fry? Thanks in advance:)
  6. S

    Platy top fin frayed?

    Hey, I've noticed the top fin of one of my platies has changed in the past week or so.It looks frayed/splayed out, almost as if you've taken a few threads from a woven material if you get what I mean! I have attached a pic of anyone could help me understand the change, thanks ☺️
  7. H

    Need help figuring out if fish are platys or mollies

    Hello. I purchased some fish today that were labeled as platys but now that I see them in the tank I'm not sure if they are platys or mollies, especially the one in the second photo. Can anyone help me identify them? Thank you.
  8. G

    Platy pregnant HELP 1 of 3

    Hi is my platy pregnant? I have 3 platys, 2 that look pretty identical, so I’ll post them separately. Here is one of three. If so, how many more weeks or days should I expect? Fish #1
  9. ella777

    White poop from platy?

    I have a question, my female swordtail eats a lot. She is about 3 inches long. She is rather fat, I'm not sure if shes pregnant or just overweight. I rescued her from a friend, she was living in a very small tank with a single plastic plant and two other very unhappy fish. A guppy and a platy...
  10. S

    platy fish twisting

    I have 5 platies in 25 litres, all levels are as they should be and 4 are happy and healthy. One has been at the top near the filter for about 4 days, the past 2 days he has not been eating and has spent a lot of time on the gravel or hiding in ornaments. Yesterday he took a turn for the worst...
  11. ella777

    Sore lip?

    A few months ago, my mums friend had to move and couldnt take her fish. She had 2 platies and 1 guppy. They were in a tiny tank with a small plastic plant. I decided to keep them and they were very happy in a larger tank. I only have my female platy left now. But I was wondering, her bottom lip...
  12. Katemine

    Nursery tank is finally complete.

    10 gal set up for live bearing mothers and their fry. No males allowed. Non pregnant females and males are kept in a studding tank. I love this hobby. It is keeping ke very happy. Let me know what you think of it.
  13. R


    hi, so i’ve got some danio and platy fish in my tank and i didn’t know that any were pregnant however when i looked in my tank tonight i saw this hovering near the filter and I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what breed it is. I’ve been looking very closely on images and videos of...
  14. C

    What is this fish?

    I recently bought this fish from Petsmart. The employee said it was a platy and ended up picking a random sku because she didn't know which breed it was. I was thinking it was a very large female guppy but she's a lit bigger than guppies I've raised. (2in. in length) The black spot seems to be...
  15. DoveFliesFree

    Is my platy pregnant/when will she give birth

    Hello! I have 3 female platy fish living with a male platy, and one of the females is very very large. Could someone please help identify if this is a pregnancy, and if it is when she will give birth? I have had pregnant fish but I miss the minnows and they get eaten :( The male is aggressively...
  16. A

    Pregnant platys???

    Hi there quite new to this! I took these platies on from a friends who moved away, they are just a portion of the fish she had the others went to a relative. I just wondered if anyone could tell me if they are pregnant or not I tried my best the get photos. I’ve done a bit of research but can’t...
  17. Q

    Can a platy be gay?

    So I have a 140l community tank filled with guppies, cherry barbs, dwarf gourami. My sister gave me 2 female platys which have been doing fine but I added a male last week and he hasn't wanted anything to do with the female platys so I got another male and 3 more females incase he felt lonely...
  18. J

    First 10Gal tank and had a couple fish die after only 2 days. Help!

    Hello, My roommate and me are new to all this. My roommate had got a male beta about 7 months ago and set up a 2 Gal tank for it. The ammonia spiked in that set up and ended up killing the beta. We then went and got a 10Gal tank. We let the tank cycle for a bit and after testing the water and...
  19. T

    Tiny black line on Platy monopodium

    Hi! I have noticed a recent appearing of a tiny black line on the gonopodium of one of my male blue and black Platys (see attached photo). I have been researching all kinds of worms, pests and parasites, and have found nothing that looks like this. Is it likely just a color spot appearing as...
  20. P

    Help! No idea what is wrong with Platy fish

    I have had my female platy Dora for about 3 months now. She was all good at first but over the last few weeks I’ve noticed her top fin looking weird, almost like it was going transparent. I’ve also noticed she’s very skinny (she’s a sunset so maybe just the type?) compared to my other females...