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Suewi236 Suewi236
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  • Posted on: Yesterday 11:46
Re: Tetra Tank #1
Thank you 😊


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 18/9 21:05
Re: Platy - Dropsy #2
Most female livebearers are pretty much permanently pregnant if there are males in the tank so I would say that's why they look fat, and as you've guessed, any fry are being eaten by the adult fish in the tank.


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 18/9 19:23
Re: Platy - Dropsy #3
Also, another question, I have a couple of female platys that, for as long as I can remember, have large bellies.

Always bigger after eating, maybe to be expected, and I don't see any platy fry..so not sure if they're pregnant but the other fish eat the babies...or something else...opinions?

Definitely no loss of appetite either.

Thanks,
Chris
https://imgur.com/a/NWWZo8D


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 18/9 16:49
Re: Platy - Dropsy #4
No problem!

Thanks for the tip using two nets.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 18/9 12:27
Re: Tetra Tank #5
The API Master Test kit is what most of us use. The only things it omits are gH and kH which can be bought separately if required. If you do go down the RO route, you'll also need a TDS meter to check your RO so you can tell when it's time to replace the membrane and to measure how much minerals you're adding.


Suewi236 Suewi236
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  • Posted on: 18/9 11:34
Re: Tetra Tank #6
Does anyone gave any recommendations for the best water testing kit for a tropical tank?

The API Freshwater Master Test Kit sounds like a good one - but us it adequate? The last comment in the review I read said: “this kit is usually enough to monitor and maintain a simple tank” which actually makes me wonder if I need something more comprehensive!


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 18/9 10:52
Re: Platy - Dropsy #7
Try treating with Esha 2000. I've had success treating a honey gourami for dropsy with that in the past. However, from what I can see the fish is starting to pinecone (scales lifting upright away from the body) and once it gets to that stage it's usually too late for any treatment to work.

SORRY - just saw your additional post.

Use two nets to catch fish, hold one in position and use the other to guide him into it.


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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  • Posted on: 18/9 10:46
Re: Platy - Dropsy #8
He has died :(

Can anyone give tips on how to catch fish quickly in the tank?

Chris


Chrisosaurus Chrisosaurus
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Platy - Dropsy #9
Hello,

I have a platy that I was sure had dropsy, so I put him into his own tank, and have dosed using Interpet Anti Internal Bacteria.

When I was trying to catch him I must have stressed him out a lot with trying to get him in the net...I know this wouldn't have helped.

He's currently sitting on the bottom of the tank just breathing very quickly it looks like.
I've posted a link to Imgur below which will hopefully work so you can see the state of him.

I'm under no impression that he won't die, is it just a waiting game now to see if he improves?

Thanks,
Chris
https://imgur.com/a/5vw4DbM


Suewi236 Suewi236
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  • Posted on: 18/9 6:47
Re: Tetra Tank #10
Thank you, again very helpful.



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