Little background. African cichlids for 45 years. Got burned out by bullies. Month or so ago cleaned out Africans, took to store and kept 3 larger docile Fronts. Decided to go with Angels.
120 Gallon Tank. 13 Angels, 3 Fronts, clean up crew. Temp is 75. PH: Approx 7.6.
Problem now: One of the angels stopped eating and isolated itself, its sides are a bit bulging, eyes fine, no pop eye, but still not eating after 3 days. Today same, though I did seem some white stringy poop.
Now rest of tank seems perfectly fine, I walk up and all fish quickly run to front. I put in some flake and all go crazy to eat, good sign, obviously except that one.
I feed a couple of various flake foods and was feeding daily a treat of frozen brine, all fish ate that and were ravenous.
Now, I have researched and what I saw so far and that's why I'm asking here is that its possible its just a couple of fish and they will either pass or clear on their own, not sure about that.
The one fish I took out and put in a smaller ten gallon and it was gone next day.
I've also read that API General cure is possible for what I see? Previously the LFS
store guy whom I trust said since its a new tank with new fish, go ahead and treat with copper additive as a preventive which I did.
Again, I started with 14 relatively good sized angels, now lost one and second one doesn't look good. All remaining fish perfectly healthy looking and active.
WHAT WOULD YOU GUYS DO AT THIS POINT? THANKS FOR THE HELP AND ADVICE. ALL I WANTED WAS A PRETTY TANK WITH VIRTUALLY NO PROBLEMS. PLUS MY WIFE WANTED ANGELS WHICH I LIKE AS WELL. BUT THIS CONSTANT PROBLEM WITH AN UNHEALTHY FISH OR TWO IS GOING TO MAKE HER SKITTISH. HAPPY WIFE, HEALTHY FISH, MEANING I CAN RAID CHECK BOOK FOR MORE FISH, LOL THANKS ALL...Ö..