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I have a male Fusco who is over 7 inches long, who was living peacefully in my 125 Hap/Peacock tank as the largest fish in there
Being pretty well the largest fish there, he was never bothered by any other fish
About 2 weeks ago, I noticed he became sluggish, and was not eating
I put him in a MED tank and started treating with METRO, thinking it may be Bloat, but this did not help at all. After a week of METRO treatment, the fish is not better.
I did noticed long segmented faces, like a beige colour everyday in the tank
After some research I thought maybe he may have some worms so I started a treatment with Prazipro. A week later, there is no change in the fish
He still does not eat
Apart from starting to get thin, he looks fine. There are no marks or wounds or fungus, or any other visible signs of illness on the fish
His fins look good, and his colour is fine
The parameters are good in the main tank as well as the MED tank
I am at a loss, as I fear the fish is going to die soon
I have also treated with Epsom salt
Not sure what else I can try
 

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Any answers would be appreciated
I think another fish is now looking sluggish in the tank
I hope I don't have an outbreak of some sort
This tank has been running for years and the fish have all grown together with no new additions
 

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Water parameters?

Water change frequency and amount?

Type of filtration and cleaning frequency?

It sounds like the feces are somewhat food colored so I wouldn't think it was bloat related. Segmented feces are usually common and may relate to how much food is eaten or if he missed a meal.

How many fish are in this tank?
 

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Thanks for the reply
Ammonia/Nitrite/Nitrate 0/0/20 - 40 prior to water change
Water changes 1 -2 times per week approx 40 - 50% per change each time
Eheim Pro 3 filter plus Aquaclear 110 plus a phosban denitrator reactor
17 fish in the tank Haps and Peacocks

Well the fish is dead now. 4 years I had this fish. Had him when he was tiny and he grew so fast and large. I dont understand how a fish just gets sick out of the blue.
One thing I have noticed is that the Malawi fish seem to be more susceptible to getting sick than the Tangs. My Tangs never seems to get sick and die

So now my Flameback Hap seems to be showing the same symptoms. Just moved him to a Med tank and started METRO and Epsom Salt treatment
 

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Sorry that you lost him, it's tough after raising from a baby.

I think it's very odd that you are experiencing illness in a tank that is mature and hasn't had any new fish added in recent history, Are you seeing any stress related behavior among any of the fish?

Is everyone eating normally or have you changed any foods recently?

When was the last time you cleaned the Eheim filter?

Any new decor, rocks, plants, etc.?

Are you seeing any similar behavior in any of your other tanks?
 

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Nothing has changed in this tank for a long time
I usually clean my Eheim filter every 2 to 3 months
No stress from any fish that I can see
Foods have been the same
Nothing has changed. If anything, its pretty well the same routine with the tank

All my other tanks are fine. Like I mentioned, my Tang Tanks never seems to have issues like this

I will see how the other fish does in the MED tank
Its a Flameback Hap and its lost its colours
Hopefully I dont lose him either
 
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