Doesn't like Kool-Aid
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hawthorne, New Jersey
Solid advice, Buck. Solid advice.
The plants we deal with are a lot tougher than most people realize. At times we over pamper them. There is nothing wrong with that, but when you pamper, you tend to give up on them the second they go bad. You figure "I've done all I can and the plant still crashed on me" and you toss it. Sit tight, and give it time.
If it is a bulb or a rooted plant, leave the plant where it is. Leave it there until the bulb started to rot or the roots begin to melt, then toss it. Stems? If they struggle, try floating them. Stem plants often throw off new shoots when you float them. Odds are the new stems will be adjusted to your water parameters and you can trim them and plant them.
Hoppy's Blyxa japonica? It is a delicate plant, but it is a tough one. Gee whiz, the plant has adapted to environs around the world, it can adapt to your aquarium! Plant it and make sure it has good light. Yellow/tan isn't far off from the color of healthy plants in my aquarium so it can't be that bad! Just keep it in the substrate and wait it out.