Flowerhorn acting weird looks stressed not eating well.

Flowerhorn1and1red1devil

Tank
What is the water volume of the tank? 40
How long has the tank been running? 1year
Does it have a filter? FX4
Does it have a heater? Ehime Jager 300w
What is the water temperature? 80 was 84 then to 82 now back to 80
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 1 5 to 6 in flowerhorn and 1 small clown pleco

Maintenance
How often do you change the water? 1 per week
How much of the water do you change? 40% to 50%
What do you use to treat your water? API
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? sand no vacuum needed

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? Yes
What do you use to test the water? API Test Kit
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite:0
Nitrate: 0ppm to 5ppm So low because I added chemical filtration.
pH: 7.8

Feeding
How often do you feed your fish? every day except one day of week.
How much do you feed your fish? 1 cube
What brand of food do you feed your fish? omega one
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? Frozen blood worms

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish? around 8 months
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? 1 month ago
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? Fish had Wight stringy poo
Have you started any treatment for the illness? API General cure
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? NO
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? Will only eat blood worms and is almost black in color and is very easily scared.
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)
Hi I first started to notice that my flowerhorn was acting weird when he stopped eating. After around 2 weeks I started to treat with api general cure. The api general cure got the fish to the point where it will eat bloodworms and the white poop is not nearly as bad. I am currently putting Api general cure in the bloodworms and feeding it to him but nothing is changing and he will not eat pellets. The fish is very darty and darts around the tank frantically at the slightest movements in the room. His colors are almost all gone and he is almost completely black. I am not sure what I should do because anything I try does not help the situation. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
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Flowerhorn1and1red1devil

I'd personally try a real dewormer like Prazipro.
Hi thanks for the reply should I treat the food or just the water and is ok for me to only feed him blood worms.
 
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DoubleDutch

Prazipro is added to the water to my knowledge. I am not familiar with Flowerhorn but think variation is better.
If it only will take bloodworms at this moment I'd feed that now.
 
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