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I just noticed that one of my cherry barbs (I got 6 a few days ago) has a weird red spot on the side of it, not near the gills or the fins. The 6 cherry barbs are the only fish in the tank and it's a 20 gallon. There are 2 males and 4 females; it's a female who has the red spot. It just looks like discoloration almost, but it definitley wasn't there when I first got her. She's the biggest female by quite a bit actually, and also a bit bigger than both the males. I have no clue what caused it, the only thing I can think of is the fact the males were chasing all the females around the tank trying to mate with them. Maybe one of them nipped her or something? I could really use some help... I can't find anything online about it.
 

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She died this mourning :(. Here's a few pictures of what it looks like, sorry they're so blurry but my camera just refused to focus. It really is just a discoloration of the scales, there's nothing else that I can see. I'm thinking it might be a bacterial infection of some sort? I want to know what it is incase it comes up with my other fish.
 

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http://badmanstropicalfish.com/disease.html

Go through this page and see if your fish's symptoms match up with anything here.
Nothing mentions any red spots. I've checked lots of websites like that but I can't find anything :icon_conf

hopefully its not aeromonas or vibrio
I can't find much information on those, by any chance do you have a link?

It seems like the red spot only appears on one fish at a time, and only on females, but maybe this is a coincidence? I'm starting to dose Melafix, I don't really think it will do much but it's worth a shot.

:help:
 

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There are so many different kinds of bacteria and parasites. Does anyone know if there are treatments for bacteria and parasites that can be used simultaneously? Maybe that could help?
 

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