Hi, I've had a JD for about 6 months now. He was a beautiful fish when we first got him and he quickly became my favorite in the tank. Over time my partner would bring home new fish, various other cichlids. It was some time after a Jewel was added, among other species, that I noticed the JD was starting to look ragged. His color would pale and he'd hide away from me. A little while after that, he started to get picked on heavily. It got to the point that the other fish in the tank had bitten off most of his tail, down to the stump, and dorsal fin. He was looking very bad. Even his pecs took a beating. We bought a new tank afterwards and moved all the bigger fish. Keep in mind the JD was the second biggest in the tank originally. We left him with the smaller guys and he was fine. He kept to himself a bit, would respond when i'd come near the tank. After a few weeks, he started to get his tail and other fins back and he gained a little weight. However, one day he decided to eat the small algae eaters I had bought for the tank, my mistake there I guess, so my boyfriend moved him to the bigger tank. I didn't agree with the move, but it was done. The first hour he was in the new tank, he was again heavily beaten on by the other fish. At one point he was cornered and the other fish took turns with the abuse. The lights to the tank were turned off, Stress Guard was added and food also to take the attention off the JD. A day or two later the war had subsided. A few days after that, he was out swimming around in the middle of the tank again. And now again, he looks the worse for wear. I was told it looks like he has no scales left, and his fins are almost all gone again. I guess my question would be, why did he stop standing up for himself? A few days of being picked on and he started to have face offs with the Bumblebee. Then 2 days ago, he just stopped. Why?