Cichlid Swimmimg Issues?

Hemikyle

Tank
What is the water volume of the tank? 125G
How long has the tank been running? 1+ year
Does it have a filter? (2) AC 110's & FX6
Does it have a heater? (2) Heaters
What is the water temperature? 83°F
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.)

Blue Polar Parrot Cichlid
Synodontis Catfish
Yellow Tail Aci
Male Peacock or Hap(unknown)
Blood Parrot Cichlid
Male OB (possibly OB Mbuna)
Dragon Blood / Strawberry Peacock (albino)
Male Red Empress Hap
Mdoka White Lips
Male Ice Blue Zebra
Male OB Peacock
Dragon's Blood / Strawberry Peacock
Duboisi Cichlid
Frontosa
Male Yellow Lab

Maintenance

How often do you change the water? Every other week.
How much of the water do you change? 50%
What do you use to treat your water? Seachem Prime
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?
Vaccum

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? Yes.
What do you use to test the water?. API
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 0ppm
pH: 7.4 - 7.8

Feeding
How often do you feed your fish? Once Daily
How much do you feed your fish? A few pinches of a variety of different types of food.
What brand of food do you feed your fish?. Omega One
Do you feed frozen? I only feed every blue moon as a treat.
Do you feed freeze-dried foods? Yes.

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish? 1 year
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? Just today.
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms?. Erratic swimming. Upside down at a point.
Have you started any treatment for the illness? Moved to a QT tank and used Melafix.
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? No.
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all?. Swimming behavior has changed seems to not want to swim around happily.

Explain your emergency situation in detail.
(Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now)
Noticed the ACI Yellow Tail was actually upside down but still very much alive. Seen if he could swim normally if flipped him over. Found that he could swim but was very unstable and was having issues being neutral and wanted to sink down. His swimming was erratic. He is now in a QT tank with around 82°F temp and melafix has been added. He can move is side fins but the rear tail fin seems to be a problem. He is sitting upright just not swimming around too much.
 

A201

I've had fast swimming fish, such as your Acei, suddenly display awkward & unbalanced swimming behavior. No visible Injury or symptom of disease, other than the swimming issue.
I concluded that occasionally fast boisterous fish crash hard into the glass, which causes irreversible internal damage. Maybe this explains at least some unexplained phantom deaths.
 
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