URGENT-My cichlid is swimming upside down.

Sunishka

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All my tank parameters look good , only the ph is at 8.2 temperature is at 25 . I don’t add any aquarium salt. The tank had developed some brown algae a month and a half ago, but I keep cleaning the tank and it keeps coming back , but it’s a lot lesser now . People say it’s harmless and my fishes were looking fine .
About a half a month ago I saw some green stringy stuff, and I try my best to clean it.
Now my fishes were feeding fine, they were definitely abnormally very shy, and were hiding a lot , it could be because I introduced 2 pots for both my cichlids and they seem to fight less and come out lesser too, sometimes they came out to feed, sometimes they didn’t. Only today one did come out , id don’t know if it lost colour or has white scales now, and is swimming upside down. I have isolated him and added some Pima fix and general aid to both aquariums. I can’t tell if the stomach is bloated . I think the breathing is low too.What’s wrong!?
 

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Water parameters and conditions?
tank size? Full stocking?
 

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What sort of cichlid is it?

Can you post a video of the fish swimming?
 
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Ph-8.4
Ammonia-0 ppm
Nitrite-0ppm
Nitrate -15 ppm
The bell is bloated tho , in it not?
What is full stocking?
I have a 40 l tank and have. 2 cichlids both are maingano
This one has been nipped and bullied
 

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It was flailing it's fins ,but now that has slowed down too
 

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do a 75% water change. make sure the new water is free of chlorine/ chloramine before it's added to the tank.
 

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Sorry if I'm wrong but It looks like a plastic fish to me.
I was going to say the same thing. Ive never seen a cichlid. That orange color with perfectly round yellow spots. Me thinks someone is having a laugh:)
 

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