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  1. Exclamation Baby platys brains exploding?


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    I am raising my friends baby platys and lots of them have been dying, I started out with 11 and now I have 6. All the water parameters are good. We have them in a 5 gal tank with sand instead of rocks. It appears that there brains are exploding? Why is this and what can I do to prevent the other 6 from dying?

    platy lovers

    Please Help!!

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    Can you give us your water param readings? Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate. I know you said they are good, but sometimes a small variation can tell quite a lot. I'm not sure about brain explosions... that's a new one on me. Can you tell us how the live ones look? Are they swimming around or staying still? Fins moving or clamped close to the body? Do they eat? Have you been doing water changes since this started happening?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    I think inbreeding can cause stuff like that and deformed spines and stuff.
    A true aquarist knows what it feels like to step on a sharp piece of gravel
    do as I say, not as I do- William
    Sandy hook, need lest we forget- steeler58
    I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.

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    So more of them have died? I hope my platy has more babies soon.

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    The live ones look good. Most of the time they are swimming around, but some times they lay on the bottom. Normally there fins are not clamped, but for about a day one of them was clamping its tail fin. (It does not do this any more) Yes they do eat. We have done a partial water change since this started happening. PH: 7.6 PH HIGH: 7.4 AMMONIA: 0.25 NITRITE: 0 NITRATE: 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by platy lovers View Post
    The live ones look good. Most of the time they are swimming around, but some times they lay on the bottom. Normally there fins are not clamped, but for about a day one of them was clamping its tail fin. (It does not do this any more) Yes they do eat. We have done a partial water change since this started happening. PH: 7.6 PH HIGH: 7.4 AMMONIA: 0.25 NITRITE: 0 NITRATE: 0
    Ok, I'd do another PWC. Your readings should be A = 0 Ni= 0 and Na= or less than 20 ppm. What your readings are telling me is, you have a stalled cycle. Increase your water change schedule and do not add a single fish until you are consistently showing a 0, 0, 5 ~ 20ppm.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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