Sick Swordtail Fish

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I bought this swordtail fish about a week ago with a tiger barb not realizing that tiger barbs need a community to leave other fish alone. So for about 2 days the tiger barb was picking at his fins so I removed the barb from the tank and everything was fine for 2 days. His fins were damaged but he was active, eating, and seemed content. I woke up this morning and he looks like this, lethargic, barely moving his fins, and didn’t eat. I put stress coat in the tank when I removed the barb and again this morning when I saw him like this. The swordtail is living in a 10 gallon tank with a Molly and an algae eater-both are fine. Any suggestions what this is, or how I can help my poor fish? All water levels are normal.
 

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Wow, he's ripped up bad. Judging from the red and the fact he has a fair amount of injuries, I want to say a bacterial infection? Maracyn or furan are used to treat him.
 
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Thank you but unfortunately whatever it was killed him fast. I left this morning at 9 and returned at 130 and he’s gone without a trace. My Molly always eats the fish when they die before I have a chance to take them out of the tank.
 

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Aww, i'm sorry.
 
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