Lethargic platy

imabot

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DISEASE QUESTIONNAIRE


Problem

1. Lethargic platy that swims strangely (upper body is higher) and mostly sits at bottom and goes up to the top and facing upwards. Started 2-3 days ago


2. Symptoms- lethargic, struggles to swim and has trouble eating, sits on bottom

Tank/Water

4. 8+ months, 8 neons, 3 platies all full grown


5. 50% weekly


6. 8+ months, 1 inch deep gravel


7. I use Seachem Prime to condition water


8. Parameters and water source;

- temp 76 farenheit

- pH high sevens

- ammonia reading 0.0

- nitrite reading 0.0

- nitrate reading 0.0

What type of water or combinations of water sources do you use? If it is an RO/tap/well water mix, please list percentages in the mix.
- municipal water 100

9. No new recently added livestock


10. Fed 2-3 pinches of hikari micro pellets once a day
 

kno4te

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Body swollen? Post some pics if able. Would add some epsom salt 1 tbsp per 5g and a round of kanamycin.
 
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imabot

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Nope, his body
Body swollen? Post some pics if able. Would add some epsom salt 1 tbsp per 5g and a round of kanamycin.
No, it's body is shaped normally. I'll get some phone pictures up in a little bit. Also, are kanamycin and Seachem's KanaPlex the same?
 

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Nope, his body


No, it's body is shaped normally. I'll get some phone pictures up in a little bit. Also, are kanamycin and Seachem's KanaPlex the same?
Yes
 

imabot

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It's taken a turn for the worse, now it just sits on the gravel and can't swim and it's gills are really whitened now. Is it too late?
 

kno4te

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It's taken a turn for the worse, now it just sits on the gravel and can't swim and it's gills are really whitened now. Is it too late?
Sounds like it is. Once the gills are damaged then likely won’t recover. Sorry.
 
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Coryloach

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Sorry to hear that.

Just to add, the platy is emaciated and not properly developed and this is either due to hexamita/spironucleus vortens taking over or worms, or both. I've seen the same in mine sadly. The early tell sign is the body shape. Healthy platies get really chunky and wide bodied.
 
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imabot

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Sorry to hear that.

Just to add, the platy is emaciated and not properly developed and this is either due to hexamita/spironucleus vortens taking over or worms, or both. I've seen the same in mine sadly. The early tell sign is the body shape. Healthy platies get really chunky and wide bodied.
Are these platies properly developed? They seem fairly chunky but not 100%.
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