fin rot


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fin rot

[′fin ‚rät]
(veterinary medicine)
A bacterial disease of hatchery fishes characterized by necrosis and erosion of the fin tissue.
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Every time I walk into my bedroom I stop to check for signs of the dreaded fin rot.
A few weeks later, thinking that we'd got the hang of things we introduced a pair of Siamese fighting fish into a tankful of goldfish, and began another cycle of fin rot, expenditure and stress.
Of course I got the blame for the fin rot and white spot because I'd been seen feeding him.