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One of my little Zebras is behaving oddly. She's not swimming around, she's "hovering" in the corner. At first, I thought she was maybe preparing to release eggs; she was kind of wriggling over the leaves of an Anubias. Then, I noticed a small, red sore at the front of the base of her right pectoral fin. She's a long-fin, and she's holding her pectoral fins out; the right fin doesn't seem to move at all. I can't get a decent picture of the sore. It looks almost like the base of the fin ripped.
This might be an injury?
I just added Amano Shrimp to the community today; did one poke her with its antenna?
Any insight is greatly appreciated.

1. Size of tank? 10g

2. Water parameters - I'm not sure exactly. I took a sample to the LFS, and they told me that the only numbers showing at all were Nitrate. This is a new tank, so it JUST finished cycling (with SafeStart [bacteria booster.]) I did a 2.5g PWC yesterday.
I have no test equipment of my own.

3. Temperature? 78 degrees (it's a planted tank)

4. FW (fresh water) or BW (brackish)? FW

5. How long the aquarium has been set up? 1 month

6. What fish do you have? How many are in your tank? How big are they? How long have you had them?
3 Zebras have been there a month.
3 Zebras and
2 Nerite Tiger Snails added Monday
6 Amano shrimp added today

7. Were the fish placed under quarantine period (minus the first batch from the point wherein the tank is ready to accommodate the inhabitants)? NO

8. a. Any live plants? Fake plants? Several live plants - Java fern, Java Moss, Anubias, Brazilian Pennywort, Wisteria, Amazon Sword
b. Sand, gravel, barebottom? Fluorite Gravel
c. Rocks, woods, fancy decors? Any hollow decors? several rocks, one large piece of drift wood, one tiki house (Squidward's house from SpongeBob.)

9. a. Filtration? Aqueon HOB and corner sponge filter
b. Heater? Yes - 78 degree preset

10. a. Lighting schedule? What lights are used? lights on during day. off at sundown - LED hood that came with Aqueon tank.
b. Any sunlight exposure? How long? indirect in the morning. maybe one hour

11. a. Water change schedule? 2.5g every 5-7 days
b. Volume of water changed? 2.5g
c. Well water, tap water, RO water? tap - treated with conditioner and preheated to 78
d. Water conditioner used?
e. Frequency of gravel/sand (if any) vacuumed? every PWC

12. Foods? Flakes
How often are they fed? 3-4 times a day

13. a. Any abnormal signs/symptoms? only the one fish
b. Appearance of poop?NA
c. Appearance of gills?seems to be fine... perhaps a bit red on the affected side; it's hard to tell.

14. a. Have you treated your fish ahead of diagnosis?
b. What meds were used?

15. Insert photos of fish in question and full tank shot if necessary.

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This morning, her entire "shoulder" is white.
Might this be a fungus?
I've quarantined her in a 32oz jar. She's not thrilled about it, but I'm worried this might be contagious.

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As I look at other threads, maybe it was fin rot. The bottom line is she doesn't have to deal with it anymore. She died while I was out at school. I feel kinda like I wanna cry. This is the first fish I've lost.
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