View Full Version : Diseased Platy
06-27-2007, 02:39 AM
I can't seem to find a disease matching these symptoms... at least, nothing that's a dead giveaway.
Fish is a red platy, about 1 or 1.5 inches. symptoms listed in the order I observed them.
2.discolouration on side towards rear (whitish/pink, looks more like lost scales than fuzz)
4.very hungry (sometimes)
5.unbalanced swimming (one time dashing for food made her spiral out of control and do a few barrel rolls)
there's no noticeable bend in the spine.
any help would be much appreciated
06-27-2007, 02:50 AM
I dont see how it could look skinnier but be eating more than unsual. Maybe try feeding a little more than usual. As for the other symptoms im not too sure. Try this site:
06-28-2007, 03:59 AM
06-28-2007, 10:22 PM
When my betta had dropsy and he swelled up, stopped eating and then pineconed out. Your fish's symptoms could be TB.
I've had a few fish that I'm pretty sure had TB. They had different combinations of symptoms. Two had very crooked spines and not much else. One got totally emaciated but was still eating and did not have a crooked spine. From what I've read online there are quite a few symptoms of TB and fish can have some or all of them. The problem is its really hard to be sure and there's not much you can do to cure it from what I've read.
06-29-2007, 12:33 AM
Sometimes it's best to get rid of a fish for the sake of the others. It's hardly worth the treatment sometimes for a $1.50 fish that might make the others ill.
06-29-2007, 02:32 AM
yeah, I didn't want to euthanize her if it wasn't necessary even though platies are inexpensive fish... I have no idea if she's terminal or not. definitely getting worse though
06-29-2007, 02:33 AM
I just found this site that may relate to what you're seeing <http://www.fishpalace.org/Disease.html#External>
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