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Perplexing Problem

Posted By: Dave <dpm1000@cox.net>
Date: Monday, 1 July 2002, at 12:50 a.m.

I recently move my 5 platys, yo-yo loach, and added two clowns to my new tank. I let the tank establish for about two weeks before I added my fish. Everything was going well until the biggest of my platys became listless, laid on its side at the bottom of the tank and didn't move. It was still alive but just lost the ability to move. Everyone left him alone though and he still had some swimming control so I decided to leave it be.

Well, this went on for about a week and then when checking up on him, there was another platy laying next to him dead. I sadly took out the dead platy and euthanized the immobile one hoping that that would be the end of the deaths.

The next evening, I looked into the tank and to my dismay,