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Freshwater asked in PetsFish · 1 decade ago

Platy pregnant - should it be protected?

I have a platy which stays still just wagging its tail and head. I assume its pregnant. Is my assumption right? It is being harrassed by two other platies. Should I isolate this platy in a corner of the tank so that it is left alone and the future baby fishes can easily be protected? If I do this it will put some stress on the platy. Is this the right action to take?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes you need to separate them soon if you don't when it has the baby's the other fish will eat them and it is always a good idea even if it is not pregnant to separate them if they do not get along!

    Good luck! can always go to a petsore if you have any more questions!

  • 1 decade ago

    Your fish sounds stressed, not pregnant to me. That wagging or shimmying you see is a sign of stress usually brought on by a rapid change in water quality. Try a large water change and add 1 tablespoon of salt per 5 gallons of the tank size. Also check to be sure that the temperature is in the 74-80 F range.

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