Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Odcombe, England
VERY bloated platy
Hi all, i need help with my platy.
Ok so i used to have 5 platy, 3 females and 2 males. At some point in time all the females have had babies.
I'm now left with two females and they are both big coz they're old and probably full sized but one of them is just massive. Her belly is very swollen BUT i'm pretty sure she doesn't have dropsy as her scales have never stuck out and her eyes don't bulge, she's just incredibly swollen.
Sometimes she just kind hangs in the water with her nose aiming towards the floor, so she's vertical in the water but when it's feeding time she eats fine and gets excited by the prospect of food like all the other fish do before they get fed.
Is there anything i can do for her? All my other fish seem fine and the other female platy isn't swollen like her.
It's been months since i had males in the tank with them, this couldn't be a pregnancy mishap or something could it? Like the babies are still in her coz she couldn't give birth or something?
I'm really stumped and can't find the solution online without sites telling me it's dropsy.