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I heard epsom salts, magnesium salts, can help, but I am not sure the exact dosage as different sites recommend different dosages. Apparently epsom salts supposedly act similarly in fish as they do in humans as a muscle relaxant that helps with constipation.
 

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If you think it might be bacterial infection you can soak some feed he/she eats in antibiot meds for 15 minutes or so and give to your poor fish. I am sorry your fish still is feeling icky. I lost 6 otocinclus over the last month wit out knowing exactly why and I might lose the last even though he has the most algae covered tank he could eat from of course without any friends cuz they didn't make it more than a week or two at the most. :( I really hope your fish survives, I know how it feels to lose a fish you care for.
 

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Pictures might help us figure it out. It has been a while with the bloating and he or she is still alive, so it doesn't sound like a major bacterial infection. How are the other fish doing, any signs of illness, bloat, shyness, etc? Try getting him/her to eat a pea again or crushed pea?

Any redness around the gills, fins, or anything else that looks odd? Some fish are sensitive to mineral levels in the water or changes to them, not sure about angels though as I have never kept them.

I am sorry your fish still looks ill. :(
 

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You could quarantine him in another tank or other container and observe him. He might need antibiotics. I am not sure if parasites could make him not eat, usually they eat like crazy but lose weight and poop worms, that is unless the parasite blocks the intestines and can't come out. Poor little guy has been sick for a long time I really hope you can save him.
 
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