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My fish have skin infections - 2 have died

I have already lost 2 Red Line torpedo barbs in the last 24 hours. The first seemed to have no physical signs of disease, but today's loss had some kind of skin infection.

One of my rainbow's has had a similar infection (looks like a scrape - so i thought at first he'd injured himself - still not sure). The rainbow doesn't seem to be getting any worse (or better) and has been like this for about a week.
Water perameters have been stable for ages - Ph 7, zero nitrite / ammonia, KH 5, Nitrate 10.
Weekly water changes. Using seachem ferts.
After yesterday's first death, i dosed 50% recommended measure of melifax (I have 3 gourami's in the tank) this morning - then within a couple of hours the 2nd Torpedo barb died. His picture is in the link above. Is melafix going to solve the problem, or do i need something else?
Appreciate any help I can get.

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