Hello everyone... new member here... have two tanks with malawi cichlids... the bigger tank we have is 60 gallon.. only have a big pleco in it... an ice blue mbuna and a huge tilapia i think heterotilapia...he is probably about 10 inches long, no joke, anyhow he is healthy, actually eats algae wafers... doesnt really eat the pellets, which we use omega color ones, the mini ones because our other fish wouldnt touch the bigger ones, not sure what we should feed the big guy?? anyhow, its the ice blue, his name is bob... the past week he has been hiding inside a big rock and not eating, got him to come out when we did a big water change this past weekend, he stayed out but still not interested in food, and he looks bloated... his abdomen is swollen, although he doesnt look to be breathing really heavy either... i dont see any pine coning going on... he has been out and about the last couple days but is now back in the big rock and still not eating.. unless he ate of the bottom.....read about epsom salt, did 4 tablespoons of it,dissolved it in a bowl and then poured in the tank seeing as how we did a 25 gallon WC... but i put the filters back in... changed out 2 of the 4 ... should i have kept them out?? should i do a dip now for him?? for filtration we have emperors i think 400 or 600,.. 2 of them going... i know the water quality has more than likely been bad for a bit, i believe nitrates were higher because i have not been keeping up with water changes... i know im a jerk, sorry... anyhow, so not sure if its bloat and due to parasites?? i dont know if he has pooed either... i know there is poo on the bottom... but i see brown and some whitish... but i also think the pleco poops whitish too... also leery about going with general cure or clout etc.. dont wanna hurt the pleco or the big guy... just trying to figure out the best thing to do, so he doesnt get worse or die..... if i do a bath.. i know its 1 tablespoon per gallon.. and i was going to put an bubbler in there with him.. and read to leave him in for 10 min or 15 tops.. what do you guys think i should do? please and thanks.. i do want to add we lost bobs girlfriend not too long ago and she was really bloated as well and then was gone.. again im sure water quality wasnt too good.. ... thanks guys for any advice ... forgot to add, i did try to soak some of the pellets in epsom water but he didnt eat any that i know of..