That's interesting...I've seen the female shrimp pregnant before, but never spotted any babies...could it be that the adult platies ate the young baby shrimp, or could they have been munched up in the filter?
I can see a lot of egg-like objects on my plants, assuming it's eggs from these guys! I've got a few Nerite Snails too so it could be eggs from them...hoping it's the shrimp!
I have spotted a single baby shrimp in my freshwater setup...and this is alarming/interesting because I've read they need brackish water in order to hatch & survive... Is that actually the case, or is it just less likely that they'd survive in a non-brackish environment?
Hi, sorry to hear about your Platys. It's good that the fish seem to be helping your daughter though!
In my opinion, it looks like what I imagine fin rot to look like, at least from the second image you've shown. Feel free to correct me other people...that's my thought anyway
Also, for what it's worth, I had a 30L Biorb with 6 Variatus Platys too, along with a total of 5 shrimp and 2 surprise snails, they lived in there for 8 months or so before I upgraded due to a platy population boom (they breed like mad!)
Applying the treatment is pretty much the only advice I can think of, which you already seem to have in hand, we had a bout of white spot which didn't notice a difference until a week or so, so hopefully you'll notice a difference soon! If possible, can you get a smaller tank to quarantine those infected fish?
As a side note, did you introduce all the fish into the tank at once? I was told not to add more fish than you've already got at a weeks interval...
I was hoping that someone is able to confirm what this plec is that I've got...I got it from Pets at Home around 8 months ago and he's been surviving ever since...they had it labelled as a "Hong Kong Plec"
I've done a bit of research, and it does look quite like a hillstream loach I thought. I was doing a bit more investigating today for another unrelated fish and came across the "Borneo Sucker" which also looks very similar...
Can anyone offer their opinion on what it is please?