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Old 05-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #1 
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Pregnant Platy Possible Parasites?

Well this post was originally meant for me to find out how far along my pregnant platy was, but while taking pictures of her i noticed a long string of transparent substance which im believing to be poop. ive seen her and the other platies poop today and its dark colored and normal looking. ive only had them for about a week so im not sure of their regular behaviors yet. ill attach pictures of her just so you can see how far along she is, thanks to crappy Ipod pictures you cant see the poop stuff.









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Old 05-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #2 
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shes been getting increasingly square-ier and her white spot has been exposed for like 2 days. just realized you cant even see the gravid spot in these pictures, but its pretty obvious in person. and i think i see eyes but that could just be me being hopeful.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:09 PM   #3 
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Has she been eating a lot of Algae? My little guppy has white poop when she eats too much algae.

Also she looks pretty preggo!
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theres not a whole lot of algae in my tank, and these platies that i got have still been pretty skittish since i got them on sunday, but theyre warming up to people. but i saw her pooping again tonight and it was normal, so who knows.
and im just ready for some little babies so ive been on mama watch all week!
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #5 
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okay so now more of them have the white stringy poop, which could be because of their food b/c i use this: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo

that has both the "crisps" made of fish meal and the "crisps made of algae so that could possibly be the culprit. but im afraid that the fry or the mother wont make it if they do indeed have them. is it better for me to wait until they show more signs or to just go ahead and medicate the tank just in case?
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hmm thats bizarre.
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It could be the food, maybe try switching to a better food, maybe that will help? maybe you should treat for parasites just in case?
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ive been thinking about switching foods because this stuff is just like thicker flakes and they make my tank dirty, but i dont think any of my local places have anything other than flake foods. but i gotta go get some more water conditioner so i guess i can look harder.
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how is she doing? did you manage to find some other food?
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im headed to the store today, but i just went ahead and started raising the temp and adding aq salt to the water because i think it could be early stages of ich. i figured it would be better than medication and if the babies were born then they wouldnt be too affected
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