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Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by Suthypie, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Suthypie

    Suthypie New Member

    Aug 23, 2017
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    Hi Guys :)

    Slightly concerned about my Platy. I’ve had her for a good two years now, and she seems fine at the moment, but have noticed her belly has recently gotten ‘bigger’. I moved her into my 200 litre tank 3 days ago. Her eating and swimming habits haven’t changed and her scales and gills seem fine.

    Could you please take a look and hopefully put my mind at ease? The tank she moved from has male platies, but they are a third of the size of her :/

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  2. Colin_T

    Colin_T Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Perth, WA
    Have you ever dewormed your fish?
    If not, then perhaps deworm them all for tapeworm and thread/ roundworms and see if she looks more natural after that. Right now she looks a little odd shaped just above her butt, which is where eggs/ developing fry would be. It's not major but she might have worms that are causing a slight deformity.

    Praziquantel is used for tapeworm.
    Levamisole Hydrochloride is used for thread/ round worms.

    Depending on which country you live in will determine what medications you can get but Praziquantel is available world wide as a dog and cat tapeworm treatment. The Levamisole might be an issue to obtain.
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