I have an albino red zebra cichlid and she recently spawned with her mate for the third time. He started picking on her, and before I moved her, she was injured a bit. It seemed like he scraped her body on the side, going top to bottom. The scrape was only visible in certain light, but now it is turning a reddish-pink color and I am worried that she is not healing and it is infected or getting worse. She is with 3 smallish babies of her first tiny brood (?term?) and they pretty much hide from her in their little caves, so I doubt they hurt her at all or create more stress for her. She is holding eggs and not eating, so she is definitely getting thinner. The water quality checks out as good. What should I do? I don't have any other tank to place her in to medicate either! Is that going to be a problem for the others? I'm just using a tank divider to keep the babies and the mated (now separated) pair.
Thank you for any advice!!!!