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🐠 platy swimming vertically should I be worried?

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Hello all

What guys think option A treat the tank for bladder... or.... option B leave her be and see what happens over the next 3 days?
also the little dude is so big.
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Looks a strange one that.

Swim Bladder Disease normally, as i've seen, tips the fish horizontally not vertically but that's not to say it couldn't. I've also checked a few things on the web and it looks possible. It also looks at though she's in a tight spot trying to get air so can you remove her to a separate tank/place to see if her behaviour changes? if it doesn't i would treat or stop feeding for the 3 days etc..

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I think she's not long dropped fry (as I said on your main thread ;) ).
Maybe she's taking longer to recover than previously.

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So it looks like she giving birth but have real trouble with it...
As today I find alot of new fry platy in pretty much the same spot as she in...
she still in same spot doing the same thing so I don't think she done.
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Drifty wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 16:11 pm So it looks like she giving birth but have real trouble with it...
As today I find alot of new fry platy in pretty much the same spot as she in...
she still in same spot doing the same thing so I don't think she done.
I didnt notice she was still a bit square when i first watched the video, she will hopefully return to normal after giving birth.
I wonder if the fry can press on the swim bladder causing the issue of swimming vertically. But I can say I havent seen it before.
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So update... for last hour she been resting on the filter holder
I think it not a good out come she does swim around but with great differently.
I think she exhausted from trying to keep off the bottom.

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very sad to see that. hope she makes it.
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I think she may have dropped her last batch of fry, it does exhaust them, and the older they are the worse it is (also if they're very young). :(

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so still having trouble with her... only now 90 of time she resting... should I try treat her for swim bladder? Is there anything I can do other then a hospital area for her?
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I think she is probably worn out from doing what livebearers do unfortunately. :(

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