1. DemoDrift

    New Platies seem sick

    I just recently got into fishkeeping, and my first attempt at a tank unfortunately resulted in my three guppies passing. This was in January. I took a few months to research more and made sure to have my tank properly cycled. On February 23rd I had my water tested at the fish store and it was...
  2. S

    SICK platy fish - please help identify the sickness!

    Hello, Can anyone recognise which sickness is hurting my platy tank? I have an idea, but I am not sure. Basically out of the blue (no new fish added, no change in diet, but doing weekly water changes), quite a few of my platies started having light patches on their bodies -at first i thought it...
  3. lazarusthefishboy10

    Want some tips and tricks on raising platy fry! Check this out!

    Hello, everyone. I just posted this youtube video in the morning and it's all about raising your platy fry! Please subscribe, because I make a lot of content JUST LIKE THIS! Enjoy!:D:fish: Click the link bellow: raising platy fry youtube video
  4. C

    Internal Parasites? Help please.

    Hi Tank size: 24L (5.27 gallons, or 6.34 US gallons) pH: 8.1 (API master test kit) ammonia: 0.25 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 5 kH: between 15 and 20 (6 in 1 test strip) gH: 16 (6 in 1 test strip) tank temp: 24 Cl: 0 Fish Symptoms (include full description including lesion, color, location...
  5. C

    Is my platy pregnant?

    I have 5 platys, 3 look pregnant in my opinion but I need some advice to be sure. This is the largest of the 3, if so how long to go, I wouldn’t want to put her in the breeder box to early.
  6. D

    New to livebearers, is she fat or holding fry?

    So I got these cuties about 2 months ago along with 2 others. About month ago the Mickey mouse platy plumped up. I thought the one on the bottom was also female until he started getting the sword on his tail. I'm new to livebearers so I'm unsure if my mickey mouse platy is just eating well or if...
  7. M

    Pregnant or fat platy

  8. B

    Platy seems very ill- please help

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this website so please be patient with me! About 4 months ago my father bought 4 platy fish for our tank (along with a Plec, a few neon tetra and a betta) (I know it's not recommended to keep a betta with platys because or their tails but they get on fine). It turns out...
  9. C

    Who's the Daddy??

    Or more accurately, what type of platy do you think the daddy could have been? My daughter got a female platy fish from a shop, two days later it gave birth. She tells me it was housed with other platy fish, mostly orange ones, and possibly swordtails, but not guppies who were separate. First...
  10. E

    Platy Super fat?

    Hi all, This is one of those is she pregnant or is she not? query. I've read through loads of other posts and some photos I've seen of sick fish look like mine, but some photos of pregnant fish look like mine. It feels like she's been pregnant for years! Obviously she hasn't but it's...
  11. M

    I can't tell if my platy is male or female?

    Hey, I recently got 4 platy and I had no idea about the live birth etc. So oooo........ Lol I definitely have 1 male and I'm pretty sure 2 females. There's one more but I can't tell if it's male or female. I'm trying to decide the best option to avoid having to deal with tonnes of fry...
  12. K

    Which platy to get rid of? Strange bond

    i have a 36 gal bow front established tank with good water conditions. In my tank I have 2 female swords, 1 female Betta, 5 male guppies and 3 platys (2 male & 1 female). I started out with 1 male & thought he was so good looking that I wanted to try breeding. So I went to store planning to get...
  13. E

    Platy got stuck in filter

    Hi all, I have a query about my new Platy. Somehow, he managed to get into the filter. Cue major panic trying to find him. As we were taking out the filter sponges as a last resort that's where we find him. My partner said when she found him he kinda popped out and there was a cracking sound...
  14. Ama

    Help!.... Need advise to cure my fish

    Today i noticed protruding scales on my platy and i immediately changed it into another tank, However, fish seems healthy for me and no swollen belly. Is that the sign of dropsy. What are the effective methods to cure the disease. And how to stop spreading the disease to other fish
  15. B

    Please help! Platy will not give birth!

    Hello, I have had this mickey mouse platy for over a month and I bought her pregnant from the pet store (unbeknownst to me at the time). My roommate and I REALLY noticed how pregnant she looked Monday of last week. We have since went out and bought another 10 gallon tank to keep her in until...
  16. S

    Aggression all Around (platy)

    I have been having some trouble with platies in a 10 gallon tank. About four months ago I went out and got for platies just for fun because I was considering getting into fish keeping. At the time I did not know but I ended up discovering that two of the platies were male two of them were female...
  17. wolfgirlj

    New Female Platy is Hiding, is it Because of My Guppy?

    Tank is 20 gallon 1 dwarf gourami 2 mystery snails 6 neon tetras 1 female guppy 1 female platy (added two days ago) The last water change was the day before I got the platy, and water conditions matched the store conditions. The platy has seemed a little on edge since added, but not darting...
  18. tydgie

    how can I tell my platy will give birth? please help

    I've had my 4 platys for about 5 months now, 2 females and 2 males I realised. one of my platys seems to be pregnant but has been "pregnant" for a while now, 2 months atleast (when I know should be a few weeks) . how will I know she is about to give birth specifically? her black mark and her...
  19. K

    Male platy bullying other male

    Hi, I have 4 platys, two male and 2 female (complete accident, just bought 4 and didn't realise the sex) the larger of the males has been nipping at the smaller younger male and causing quite a bit of damage, I know this is probably due to wanting to mate but Im just looking for a bit of advice...
  20. Ingrid

    Platys and guppies

    Can you keep platys and guppies in the same tank?