What is going on with my Anubias, they are melting I think
Here is a picture of one of my Anubias and it appears to be melting. There are several anubias in the aquarium that seem to be doing this. Some more extreme than others. Some of the anubias the leaves and stems melted right off the rhizome. Is the rhizome dead or will it sprout new leaves. Is this iron deficiency and what do I need do to improve the condition?to
Over the many years of keeping aquarium plants, anubias have been the one plant that I have never killed. I have done things that made them do less than stellar, but I have never killed one. I still have the original that I put through hell until I started getting things under control.
As others have mentioned, it would be good to know exactly what you are doing. The plant that you posted a picture of looks like the rhizome is smothered inbetween the rocks.
The Rhizomes are not buried, They are just gently placed between the rocks and driftwood. I am running pressurized co2. I did just start using excel and did the intitial dose of 3 cap fulls but now I have only been dosing 1 cap full daily along with ADA Brighty K and ADA Green Brighty Step 2 daily. Could the initial dose of excel have killed them? Is excel bad for Anubia species? Do you think they will recover?
i experienced this a while ago. you need to isolate the infected ones immediately. rhizome will rot and cause leaves falling for no reason. i also know a guy here lost a whole pond of anubias (2x1m) because of this.
The set up is only 2 weeks old. I think I have come to the conclusion that the Excel melted them. Are Anubias extremely sensitive to excel? I just added some more anubias last night so we will see how they do.