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.
Fin abnormalities including fin anomalies and fin erosion (fin rot) have been observed in many fish species (Berra and Au 1981, Lindesjoo and Thulin 1990).