View Full Version : constipated platys?

12-17-2006, 12:33 PM
I've just noticed this morning that two of my four platys have long strings of poo attached to them..does this mean they're constipated? I thought they might both be pregnant because they're much rounder than the others so I don't know if the poo thing is linked to them giving birth? Can I do anything to help them?

12-17-2006, 02:05 PM
how long has the "string" been there?

12-17-2006, 04:51 PM
they were just there this morning.. I went to my LFS and they suggested giving some live daphnia, which I have. They don't seem too bothered about it? They both seem huge as well.. is there any signs or behaviour before they give birth?

12-17-2006, 06:27 PM
You should be able to se a dark shadow on there body right around where they poop at.

Lady Hobbs
12-17-2006, 06:53 PM
I don't believe they have mated as your tank has had them under too much stress with the cycling going on. They may be constipated from over eating so let them go awhile without anything.

Platies do get fat tho. Mine all look pregnant and are all males!

12-17-2006, 08:50 PM
thanks for advice..what is their gestation? I don't know whether they may have been pregnant when I got them? The poo has come off now but they seem to spend a lot of time with a string of it hanging out at different times.

Hope you're not eating your tea! :hmm3grin2orange:

12-17-2006, 09:08 PM
3 or 4 weeks

12-18-2006, 03:46 AM
I think they are fine, my friend has some platys and they are all really fat and pregnant looking, the also poop the same exact way that your guys do. I dont think you have anything to worry about

12-18-2006, 08:24 AM
excellent.. that's put my mind at rest. Thanks for everybody's help!