I’m wondering whether anyone can help me.
I have a platy that seems to have been gravid for over a month. I’m starting to wonder if she is sick, constipated, or if the male we have in the tank is stressing her out.
Her scales appear smooth with no visible illness, but she’s been chasing the male back recently and taking herself off away from him. We have the gravid female platy, male platy and two shrimp in the tank.
I only recently discovered that the place we got the fish from should’ve sold us two females to one male, I don’t know if that makes any difference, but until today he had constantly followed her around the tank.
From what I’ve read, I don’t really fancy putting her in a breeding box and stressing her out, so would moving the male to a separate tank be a kinder option? Also, I haven’t got any peas in at the minute, but I do have broccoli that I can give her to see if that’ll make a difference.
I am still learning about platies and platy care, but I know from reading this and other forums that you guys are better to ask than the place we got them from.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.