Pseudomonas

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What are Pseudomonas?

Pseudomonas (sp.) is a gram-negative bacteria which in large quantities can cause fin-rot in fish and red leg in amphibians.

This bacteria, like many others is usually present in small quantities in the tank but regular water changes and feeding good quality food to your animals will usually keep this bacteria under control.


Symptoms

Edges of fins start to rot away. If left untreated fungus like Saprolegnia will attack the decaying fins and eventually the fin will disappear and the fish will die.

In amphibians, the flesh turns white and rots, revealing the deep red layers underneath. This spreads throughout the body and very often causes eventual death in the animal.

Causes

Treatment

Usually easy to treat if caught early enough. Any gram-negative anti-bacteria treatment will get rid of it.

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