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Old 02-26-2020, 12:23 AM   #1
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SOS in my tank :(

I have had my 65 gallon tank up for almost a year.. got all my cichlids pretty much as babies and they all have been doing GREAT!!! Very minimal aggression.. but now it seems someone in the tank is a BULLY! 1 of my fish got beat up pretty badly lost most of her tail . When I did a water change last week sadly she did not make it...
I just turned my lights on to find one of my biggest cichlid in the tank totally beat up! Most of her tail is gone and. Some of her fins on both top bottom and sides . Sadly I donít have a side tank to have her recover in.. . Not sure what I should do! I really donít want to lose another fish!!! Any advice? The fish also did not eat whatís so ever this PM (fish was totally fine last night but sometime during today she got beat up!)... any way to medicate her ? Should I separate her? If so how do I do so? Any advice would
Be SO appreciated !!! I really really donít want to lose her

& any advice to minimize the aggression would be great
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Old 02-26-2020, 03:06 PM   #2
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How many cichlids do you have? Are they all the same species?
I would look into removing the aggressor.
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We need to know what you have in there, how many, breeds etc. I’m guessing you don’t know which is the bully..? As far as removing the beat up one, yes absolutely if you have another tank or take her to your LFS to maybe isolate her so she can heal in peace.
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If you don't have anothe tank but DO have wxtra equipment you can use a *tupperware* container as a temporary holding tank
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