Need help diagnosing/treating!!

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Have had these Platy's for almost 2 months, and ever since day 2 of them being in the tank, i have been noticing everyone flashing from time to time. So I thought they were Flukes, so treated with Prazi Pro. Flashing never stopped, got easier, but never stopped - so I continued treating. Went to LFS and was talking with them, and they recommended Paraguard - so starting dosing that on Monday. As I was observing the tank today, I noticed that one of my Platy's has something all over him - still trying to figure out how I didn't notice it (Only thing I can think of is the Platy's are my wives, I have my Angels and Cichlids I was paying more attention to)!!! So I grabbed my handy crappy camera phone and took a pic. Please look this over, and let me know your thoughts?? I have fancy plecos and nerite snails in with them as well, so I need to be careful on meds... Looking at him, I am thinking an extreme case of ick or velvet, but let me know your thoughts?? Also, I think they might have some bloat going on(Please see surrounding friends), hopefully not dropsy starting (Not pineconed) - but don't think they're pregnant because it has been quite a while. I have read where Platy's get bloated from eating too much off the top of tank, which mine do - is this possible too?? I have ran these guys through everything, and cannot shake what is making them flash - and now this!!!

Parameters:
PH = 7.0-7.2 (Hard to tell)
Ammonia = 0ppm
Nitrite = 0ppm
Nitrate = 10ppm (Planted tank)

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OFL replied the topic: Need help diagnosing/treating!!

Looks like the whole body is bloated. I would have said that was dropsy, but you say it's not pinecones

The photograph isn't that great, does it look like the fish has got a slime coating that things are sticking to?

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Here are the best photo's I can get right now - other forum advised it was indeed ick, so bumped heat and added salt, 4th day - he looks like this:

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I agree with the slime coat, and the bloating, but no pine coning, I have watched every way I could, not sticking out, but can't figure it out for life of me!!!
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I'm wondering if it's got some kind of bacterial skin infection. To be honest with you, I don't think it looks too good for the fish.. I have had fish in the past that have had ailments like this and I've tried everything to cure them but have failed. If the fish is seriously bloated then there is a very good chance that it's got some kind of organ disease. It could also be a lot of fluid in the abdomen that is making it bloated.

Your water conditions are good, I think you said the other fish are okay. Sometimes fish just get ill like any animal.

This is one of those situations where symptoms are vague and basically the fish may have any number of things wrong with it. If you can find out exactly what was wrong then it may be treatable, however in this case I'm wondering whether it's best to let the fish go early rather than leaving it for a long time until it finally dies.

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DRACO replied the topic: Need help diagnosing/treating!!

plattys are easy to keep but when you do water change, do not clean the filter... those fungi is the result of bad water
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