Help. Zebra danio with strange red spot

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Its difficult to take one as they move so fast. If you zoom in its a spot where the gills are. Its definitely lethargic and acting how the pearls did. Can phosphates drastically affect fish as since suffering from diatoms I seem to be losing fish one after the other :(
 

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I have danios too, so I know it’s hard to get a pic. It looks like the red spot is her gills? If so, check your ammonia levels. Otherwise, I would treat with salt and keep an eye on her. Good luck.
 
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Ammonia is 0. The danio now this morning is just idle behind the driftwood. Would it be worthwhile putting melafix in? Would it harm anything? Snails etc?
 

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I dont see any harm in that. Melafix is pretty much just a herbal antiseptic anyway, it may help!
 

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