PLEASE HELP fish bleeding maybe

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I just realized one of my harlequin rasboras has red spots on his sides that look like he might be bleeding from the inside. Earlier this week I noticed him not always swimming around as much but he still ate and this is the first time I have ever seen somthing visibly wrong with him. Basically its a red spot right in the middle of his body one side larger than the other, bright red in color. Is he bleeding, what should I do??

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Austin
 

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I'll assume that you have tested ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates and everything else is going OK.
As well as having finrot, one of my Otos had red streaks under his "chin". I think it was hemorrhaging, which I'm pretty sure just means internal bleeding. I used Jungle Fungus Clear Tank Buddies, which cures that and finrot and other stuff, and anyway now he's fine. The reddness went away after about a week. Note that I also turned up the temp to help with the finrot, and that may have helped with the reddness too. I recommend trying the Fungus Clear, it's cheap and easy to find but also strong and effective.
I hope your fish gets better!
 
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Well I don't have any money right now but will be getting around 40$ that my parents owe me in a week but do you think it is contagious? Do you think I should move the oto to the guppy tank and do a salt bath and raise the temperature?

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atmmachine816 said:
Well I don't have any money right now but will be getting around 40$ that my parents owe me in a week but do you think it is contagious?
First of all don't worry the meds are really cheap, and second of all it shouldn't be contagious. I would see if you can get the money sooner. I don't think a salt bath would help in this case, but raising the temp might, I dunno.
 

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Most medicines (at least near me) are under $5. I'm sure your parents wouldn't mind giving you the money a tad earlier if you explain that you need to buy the medicine for your fish.
 

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I hope your fish get better, whatever this disease is. Best of luck with the treatment.
 
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Well with the help of a friend we figured out that he was beyond cure(it was too late) and I killed him. I put him in a small bowl with a little tank water and poured freezing water over him and he died instantly, this is what I was told to do to kill it so it's as painful as possible. What are your opinoins.

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yep thats a good way to do it, rather than just putting him in the freezer and letting him slowly die
sorry about your fish :'(
 

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Yea, sorry about your fish. :'(
 
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Well it was a quick death, just hope nobody else gets it.
 

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I would do extra water changes to make sure the water stays nice and clean. The reddness could have been a bacterial infection.
 
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