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    Default Male Platy wasted away!


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    I had a Male Platy waste away to nothing in about a month and die. He did not respond to any treatments and was eating and swimming all the way up until he died.

    The only other symptom I could find was a small reddish orange spot under his scales, just in front of his top fin. (It was an orange platy) I'm pretty sure he had that spot since I bought him seven months back. It's about the same color as his fins.

    No other fish show any symptoms. Hmmm....... disease or old age?

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    Usually a fish that keeps eating but wastes away has an internal parasite - like a tapeworm or something.
    Go ahead - try to count my Bumblebee Gobies!

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    Have you checked all your water properties. When my Nitrates went hay-wire I had one fish die but the rest i saved just in time. He was also eating and swimming just fine. How long did you have this platy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleguppy833
    Have you checked all your water properties. When my Nitrates went hay-wire I had one fish die but the rest i saved just in time. He was also eating and swimming just fine. How long did you have this platy?

    Water's fine. He was full grown when I got him seven months back. One of my original fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieG
    Usually a fish that keeps eating but wastes away has an internal parasite - like a tapeworm or something.

    That's what I'm concerned with. What kind of parasite? I sure don't want other fish getting it!

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    They should be fine - provided they didn't eat him.
    Go ahead - try to count my Bumblebee Gobies!

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