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Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 5/2 15:15
Re: help identify fish #31
They're OK at about 22C so you may want to add a small heater. What size is your tank?


hollsneth hollsneth
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  • Posted on: 5/2 13:58
Re: help identify fish #32
the thing is they were sold to my brother as cold water fish which they aren't now I'm worried I'm keeping them wrong.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 5/2 13:05
Re: help identify fish #33
Hi

They are platys. You can find out more about them on this link:
https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... sheet.php?caresheetID=202


hollsneth hollsneth
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  • Posted on: 5/2 11:57
help identify fish #34
I've adopted my brothers fish and I've never had fish before he got them 3 days ago for his room but he couldn't sleep with the filter noise so I said I'd have them because I don't mind it and he can come see them anyway because they're in the next room.. could anyone tell me what kinds they are and is it normal that they're glued to eachother practically and when one swims off the other frantically tries to find them.

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Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 5/2 11:12
Re: Suggestion on mid-dweller softwater fish that can tolerate "decent" flow? #35
X-Ray tetras (Pristella maxillaris) are OK up to 28C and will work well in a moderate flow.


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 5/2 11:08
Re: Please help platy tumbling and swimming vertical #36
Yellow patches on gills are often either columnaris or a bacterial gill disease or flukes. Columnaris is unlikely as there would be other very obvious symptoms. I would suggest to try and cover everything you're seeing that you dose with Esha Gdex and Esha Hexamita together.

What water conditioner are you using? Some can interfere with medication which may be why you've seen little improvement so far.


Sylvia1 Sylvia1
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  • Posted on: 4/2 14:25
Re: Please help platy tumbling and swimming vertical #37
Hello thanks again for getting back to me,

One of my other fish had a bacteria issue so I had already treated with a broad range gram negative and gram positive bacteria treatment and it didn't help him at all

The other platy had yellow gills and was breathing really quick, he settled after this but there is still yellow on his gills, he is now swimming around fine and eating well.

I had used esha 2000 along with esha exit about 4 weeks ago, extended dose but it didn't sort him out

That was before the bacteria treatment, I don't want to overdose on medications, but the increased water changes hadn't been working.

Is this maybe related and is there anything else I could do

I feel like I'm doing something wrong and he is ill due to me


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 4/2 14:15
Re: Please help platy tumbling and swimming vertical #38
Unless you've added new stock recently it's unlikely to be a parasite, but stringy poop can also mean an internal bacterial infection, which is a common cause of swim-bladder issues and trouble balancing. Treat with Esha 2000. Remember to remove carbon from your filter (if used) prior to starting treatment.


Sylvia1 Sylvia1
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  • Posted on: 4/2 13:42
Re: Please help platy tumbling and swimming vertical #39
Hi thanks for replying to me, he hasn't been pooping much but when he is it is normally formed and no white bits, however saying that I did notice that every now and then some of them would have white stringy poop

If it is a parasite which one could it be?


Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 4/2 13:07
Re: Please help platy tumbling and swimming vertical #40
Hi

Is the fish pooping normally or is it white or clear or does it have bubbles in it?



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