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GT Not Eating

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I have a tank with a 5 inch Green Terror that I've had (in the same 75g tank) for about a year. He was under an inch when I got him. In the tank with him are 2 1.5 inch male convicts, a ~1 inch Severum, 7 tiger barbs, and 4 clown loaches. I added 2 tiger barbs and the sev last week.

Normally he eats about 8-12 large Dainichi pellets per feeding, he ignores the 1mm smaller pellets I feed to the other fish. Yesterday he only ate two pellets and lost interest in the rest I attempted to feed. He wasn't spitting the food, but I noticed a larger than usual quantity of food coming out of his gills. Today he simply ignored all food I attempted to give him this morning, and did the same this evening when my girlfriend fed them.

I see no outward sign of trauma (nothing in the tank could really hurt him anyway, since he's 4-5x larger than anything else). My water quality is within normal parameters, and all other fish are healthy and behaving normally.

How would I go about diagnosing what is wrong? Should I start any sort of treatment?
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I have a 20 Gallon Long tank I used to quarantine the new small fish. If I needed to move the GT out, would he tolerate a tank that small, or would it just make him worse?

I don't see any other symptoms either, and his food has stayed the same (Dainichi 5mm pellets). I do, however, occasionally (once a week) feed frozen Hikari bloodworms.

Outwardly he looks fine, no bruises, cuts, discoloration, torn fins, and he appears to be moving fine. The only thing I found a bit odd was a few nights ago I heard him "splashing" around a bit at the top of the tank. I heard a few *insert word to describe a splashing sound* and then it stopped. I went over and looked in the tank and he was sitting in his normal spot when the lights are out.

Is 'Aquarium Salt' the same as Epsom salt, or are they fundamentally different?
Thanks Kim, I'll get some Epsom salt on the way home tonight.

I have a 100-pack of JPC from my EBJD days just in case.
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