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  1. I have a platy that's been dealing with some kind of scale issue below. Right around the top of his head looks like a blood spot with raised scales. There's a pimple looking thing at the base of the dorsal fin. And then two dark spots on the tail fin. I've tried researching what this is but I've found it tough to get a definitive answer. The fish is otherwise healthy (eating normally, behaving normally, active). No other fish has this issue, all the others are perfectly healthy. I'm struggling to figure out what this is and how to treat. Any help is greatly appreciated. Water Parameters: pH: ~ 6.9 - 7.2 Nitrates: ~ 40 ppm Hardness: Soft water Nitrite: 0 ppm Ammonia: Typically 0 ppm. There was a temporary rise to 0.25 ppm when I tried some new chemicals in an attempt to slightly lower the nitrates. That is when the spot next to the dorsal fin appeared (everything else was there prior when the ammonia was consistently at 0 ppm). KH/Buffer: Unknown Water Temperature: ~ 78-80 deg F FWIW, tank is heavily planted.
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