I'm just saying that the phrase "in a rut" means that it's the normal, everyday, boring, routine. A disease can't have you stuck in a rut, or your fish would all be dead already. A sudden onslaught of disease brings you out of your rut, albiet in a bad way.
I think the meaning of the term in this context is "can't solve your disease problem?" As in, you are temporarily "in a rut". Rut when used in terms of our lives can mean a long and drawn our boredom or anxiety. I think we can look at diseases in our tanks as a temporary rut, but that is just my opinion.
Just out of curiosity, what would you figure would be a better word instead of rut?
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