i was looking in my tank lastnight and i seen this protruding out of my cichlid back area not sure if he is trying to breed with my other smaller cichlids or what but maybe somebopdy can tell me what it is thanks
It looks like your fish has hemorrhoids. Try some preparation H, lol. Just kidding, epson salt will probably help and if your feeding large pellets to your fish, i would stop. Feed only flakes for a while and reduce feedings in order to limit its bowell movements.