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Please help! Something's wrong with Link!

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As I was checking on all my fish, I noticed that Links' fins looked odd. The tail fin has a small tear, his dorsal fin has a little bit of black and ragged edges, and his anal fin has a strange lavender/gray-ish coloring on the edges. I think it MIGHT be fin rot, and unfortunately I can't say if this has happened overnight, since I was doing errands all day yesterday. I don't have a picture, because he darts away whenever I hold my phone up to the tank. But all of my parameters are good, just had a water change yesterday, he ate fine, and is acting normal except for his appearance. I'm also worried it might be the unknown disease that mostly affects blue fish (he is a blue-ish fish) but I don't know! Please help!
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The grey purple color worries me mostly.

If you could video tape him? That way we can his color, tail and body in action.
Fin rot is a direct water quality problem, mostly caused by excessive dirty water and while it progreses quickly you wouldn't see it overnight.
That's fine about the video. I wonder if the water might be too pristine? Water that's too clean can cause problems because they don't have a well developed immune system. But it might also be something genetic or internal? I don't know. I'm hoping my comment bumps it for someone who may know. PM OldFishLady, she's helped me in the past with Lakitu. I would up the dosage of Indian Almond Leaf if you have it.
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