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Synodontis eupterus badly beat up

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I have a Synodontis eupterus that is around 5 inches and the poor thing gets beat up by my cichlids and never has beautiful fins like he should, be it's never TOO bad. I just moved 4 hours away and had all my fish in a big rubbermaid thing with some rocks and they all did fine but I noticed my syno got the **** beat out of him. They must have all tried eating him cuz he barely has any back or top fins and white patches ALL over him, mainly his face which looks like where they bit him. I am treating the tank with melafix. He isn't acting like he is dying but also isn't being himself. Any other things I should get to treat him with? Any advice?
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I don't see any redness, it's all just white on his face and the tips of where his fins were. Do I need aquarium salt or can I use reg salt? I have morton salt at home, sea salt, and kosher salt. Also, how much per gallon?
I have a ton of rocks in the tank. He doesnt seem bad in there, but it was that trip that did it. He went from looking fine to looking horrible. I don't know if they just picked on him cuz they were all in that container and there were a ton of them in such a small space or what...I just did about a 35% water change and added some more melafix.
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