Fin rot/Tail rot

Catalogue Type
Livestock, Poultry and Fish Diseases Catalogue
Scientific Name
Flexibacter columnaris
Distinguishing Characters
A more or less distinct white line is seen at the margin of the fin in early stages of the diseases.
The white line moves towards the base of the fin and the fin becomes torn .
After sometimes the entire fin is completely destroyed.
Causing haemorrhage.
Fin rays become brittles first and later break leading to the complete destruction of the fins.
The infection may also spread on the body surface.
Faded color or discoloration on the edges of the fins,
Photo of Pathogen