Platy has white growth at the bottom

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Hi,
I noticed that a few days ago, our big female platy has a white ball hanging from underneath
I searched online and am wondering if she's pregnant and that's part of it, but she doesn't look pregnant
What else could it be and how to treat it?

(the fish in the front with the white ball under her tail fin)

Thank you
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Hi,
I noticed that a few days ago, our big female platy has a white ball hanging from underneath
I searched online and am wondering if she's pregnant and that's part of it, but she doesn't look pregnant
What else could it be and how to treat it?

(the fish in the front with the white ball under her tail fin)

Thank you View attachment 321550
could you get a better photo? I don't see any white ball, or even the whole tail fin
 
I meant not the tail, but the white ball under, where the fish's bottom would be
ohh I'm sorry, I was looking at the tail and the white ball blended in with the pink gravel
looks like a prolapse :(
The best treatment is clean water. Do a large water change (30%+)
it usually goes away on its own.
there also seems to be tons of poop in the gravel so make sure to vaccum that up as well
 
Intestine sticking out its butt.

The fish also appears to have cream patches over its body and head. This is excess mucous caused by something in the water stressing the fish out. Do a 75% water change and gravel clean the substrate every day for a week and see how it looks after that. If there's no improvement post more pictures and maybe add some salt.
Make sure any new water is free of chlorine/ chloramine before it's added to the tank.

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SALT
You can add rock salt (often sold as aquarium salt), swimming pool salt, or any non iodised salt (sodium chloride) to the aquarium at the dose rate of 1 heaped tablespoon per 20 litres of water. If there is no improvement after 48 hours you can double that dose rate so there is 2 heaped tablespoons of salt per 20 litres.

Keep the salt level like this for at least 2 weeks but no longer than 4 weeks otherwise kidney damage can occur. Kidney damage is more likely to occur in fish from soft water (tetras, Corydoras, angelfish, Bettas & gouramis, loaches) that are exposed to high levels of salt for an extended period of time, and is not an issue with livebearers, rainbowfish or other salt tolerant species.

The salt will not affect the beneficial filter bacteria, fish, plants, shrimp or snails.

After you use salt and the fish have recovered, you do a 10% water change each day for a week using only fresh water that has been dechlorinated. Then do a 20% water change each day for a week. Then you can do bigger water changes after that. This dilutes the salt out of the tank slowly so it doesn't harm the fish.

If you do water changes while using salt, you need to treat the new water with salt before adding it to the tank. This will keep the salt level stable in the tank and minimise stress on the fish.

When you first add salt, add the salt to a small bucket of tank water and dissolve the salt. Then slowly pour the salt water into the tank near the filter outlet. Add the salt over a couple of minutes.
 
I was also looking at the tail but you meant anal fin. Yes, that's a prolapse.
 
Thank you for your answers
Update:
Fishy has clear/white string of poop, and has some white spots on her scales
Not eating much
We gave her some Ich medicine
Is it Ich or something else?
 
Post a photo please
 
 

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