Jag juvies bloated?

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I've got a group of Jags growing out in a 125.
I noticed a couple of them have a VERY round body all of a sudden and now none seem very interested in eating. I've treated for bloat in the past in Africans but have never seen fish this round. Do you think it's bloat? I DID notice one with stringy white poop. Start the Epsom salts?
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I've got a group of Jags growing out in a 125.
I noticed a couple of them have a VERY round body all of a sudden and now none seem very interested in eating. I've treated for bloat in the past in Africans but have never seen fish this round. Do you think it's bloat? I DID notice one with stringy white poop. Start the Epsom salts?
Thanks.
Sounds like internal parasites.
 
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I’d check the water parameters and get that under control if it’s off. Dose some metronidazole or General cure to the tank. Also add some epsom salt at Q tbsp per 5g.
 

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Thanks guys.

Here's what I have:

PH: 8.2
Nitrate: 5. The last time I did a WC was a week ago.
I feed New Life Spectrum cichlid formula 1mm once a day.
Temp: 76°.
Water change: 50% every two weeks.
No other tank mates.

Note: not all the fish have this issue but several do.

I have metro and epsom salt on hand. How much metro should I use? What is "Q tbsp per 5 gallons"?
 

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Thanks guys.

Here's what I have:

PH: 8.2
Nitrate: 5. The last time I did a WC was a week ago.
I feed New Life Spectrum cichlid formula 1mm once a day.
Temp: 76°.
Water change: 50% every two weeks.
No other tank mates.

Note: not all the fish have this issue but several do.

I have metro and epsom salt on hand. How much metro should I use? What is "Q tbsp per 5 gallons"?
500mg for every 10g daily for 10 days. Sorry I meant 1 tbsp per 5g for the Epsom salt.
 
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