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How long has this tank been set up?

What are the water parameters on the tank?

What size tank is it?

What is the full stock list?

What is your normal tank maintenance routine on the tank?

Any bloating?

Is the fish eating?

Does it seem to have trouble staying upright?

Any fuzzy or cottony growths on the fins that are deteriorating?

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Hmmm...

It's a well established tank with minimal risk for aggression. The BP's are always up for grabs aggression wise, but I just don't see them as that big of a threat generally.

With the twisting, it could be something neurological, similar to the fishy equivalent of a "stroke". This would explain the finnage being in the shape it is in...Stronger fish always pick on weaker fish.

Do you have a hospital tank to move him to?

If so, I would move the front, and just do some daily water changes and observe a little closer. You could add Melafix to prevent bacterial infection from the fin damage.

From what you are describing so far, I am not too sure this is going to be something that requires antibiotics, or can even be resolved at all, if it is neurological.

Should you note any other symptoms, post back and we'll see if we can figure out something more definitive than this.

Kim
 
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