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Reptile & Amphibian Center

'Red-leg' Syndrome in Amphibians



Treating “red-leg” syndrome will depend on the underlying cause of the disease. For example, if it is due to the Aeromonas hydrophila bacterium, your veterinarian will prescribe antibiotics for the amphibian. Follow the guidelines set by your veterinarian to get optimum results.


Living and Management


Seeking timely veterinary help is necessary to avoid an outbreak of this disease. If an animal does become affected, be sure to isolate it from other amphibians in the home and seek immediate veterinary care.




Maintaining a clean, hygienic living environment for the amphibian will go a long way toward preventing “red-leg” syndrome. As such, tanks should be cleaned regularly, so as to prevent organic matter from collecting.