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Hey, that's an Andinoacara rivulatus, Green Terror 'Gold Saum'! A female? (And yes, dominant grrrlllzzz of this species can grow those nuchal humps, as well)
A Cichlid species originating from South America!
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So..... what exactly did you treat the tank with? Was it API Algaefix?
Plus,
  • How big is the aquarium?
  • Besides the Green Terror and Pleco, who else is in the tank?
  • Have you checked/measured the water for Nitrates?
  • How long has the aquarium been running?
With that info, plus maybe one or two more follow ups.... we will hopefully be able to get you fixed right up. :)
 
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Which algae remover product did you use and how much did you add?

I highly recommend doing at least a 50% water change and add the correct amount of dechlorinator product to the new water depending on what your normal water change schedule is like.

I don't recommend using an algae remover product to control algae in your tank as it can impact the O2 levels and the dying algae contribute to this problem.
 

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Hey, that's an Andinoacara rivulatus, Green Terror 'Gold Saum'! A female? (And yes, dominant grrrlllzzz of this species can grow those nuchal humps, as well)
A Cichlid species originating from South America!
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So..... what exactly did you treat the tank with? Was it API Algaefix?
Plus,
  • How big is the aquarium?
  • Besides the Green Terror and Pleco, who else is in the tank?
  • Have you checked/measured the water for Nitrates?
  • How long has the aquarium been running?
With that info, plus maybe one or two more follow ups.... we will hopefully be able to get you fixed right up. :)
I followed what was recommended by one of us in the forum/ discussion which was immediately do a 30/40% water change, change the filters and slowly( every 2 hours) add a tablespoon of Epsom salt per 10 gallons of water its a 75 gallon aquarium and the only other surviving fish is a bottom feeder who has withstood her attacks and has grown with her and now she just ignores. The tank had cycled 24 hours and then we did a 80% water change and added what’s in the photo below or attached
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Hmmmm..... now I'M starting to get worried!
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Your post isn't very clear to completely describe this situation - which could lead to all kinds of wrong info and bad assumptions.
So, please answer the following questions,
  • This Cichlid shows some age and size. Maturity. How long have you had it?
  • How long have you had the 75 gallon aquarium your Green Terror is in, up and running?
  • When you said 'replace the filters', did you remove both of the filter cartridges from that hang on back filter and replace them with new ones?
  • Do you have a/any water test kits? Have you tested the water of this aquarium for Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate?
  • Did the poster/member of the other forum, explain why he recommended adding Epsom Salts to the water of your aquarium?
 
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The Green Terror is a male. Broad, indistinct orange band on the caudal, heavy orange on the dorsal, with long, flowing fins. Body color very solid iridescence, which females do not possess. And of course, it does have a nuchal hump. Nothing about this fish suggests female.

Do not add any more salt to your water changes, and just keep doing water changes. Time and patience are your only needs right now.
 

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The Green Terror is a male. Broad, indistinct orange band on the caudal, heavy orange on the dorsal, with long, flowing fins. Body color very solid iridescence, which females do not possess. And of course, it does have a nuchal hump. Nothing about this fish suggests female.

Do not add any more salt to your water changes, and just keep doing water changes. Time and patience are your only needs right now.
 

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Great!
And if Mr. Chromedome, (the resident Green Terror gender ID Pro) has identified your Cichlid as a male? I'm gonna say that you have a nice looking MALE Green Terror!
Some notes, if you're still interested,
  • Don't replace both of the filter cartridges at the same time. That is where almost all of the biological filtration is located for your aquarium. Further along, when they get get 'funky' looking, gently rinse them out in a bucket of tank water and return to service. When it is time to replace, do one at a time and wait at least a month before replacing the other cartridge to allow the new one to grow out the beneficial filtration bacteria your aquarium needs.
  • You really do need to get an Ammonia and Nitrate test kit. Check the water of your aquarium. If you have a measurable Ammonia reading, your fish are in serious danger of having their gills burned. This is easily fatal - conduct a 75 percent (plus) water change immediately! Check daily and keep a close eye one things. Your tank will be doing what is called a 'cycle'. And, like I said: DANGEROUS. The Nitrate test kit is for checking things when it settles down a bit..... Dilute the aquarium water with water changes to keep the measured Nitrate reading down below 20 PPM.
  • I would purchase another Hang On Back filter to go with the cartridge type you have now. That thing is basically one of the cheapest filters you can get, and its overall filtration performance will reflect accordingly. Adding an Aquaclear 70 or even a 110 model to go with the cartridge filter you have now, will work much better for your aquarium.
  • Oh, and no more Epsom Salts! Treating with that stuff is for specific problems and symptoms that your Green Terror DOES NOT have.
 
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