Yeah, but they seem to be bouncing back up nicely. My water sprite on the left side took over the middle where my Rotala is, so I had to do a deep trim on that leaving only two small plants (it was growing out of the water lol).
I left my Rotala cuttings bunched up under a light about 3 inches away from the surface & they are growing roots extremely rapidly. They will stay put floating, I dosed comprehensive right on top of them the other day & the roots nearly doubled in size the same day, I'm assuming they're doing extremely well at removing nitrates & keeping the water clean
My homemade food seems to be a hit for my shrimp! When I got them they were pretty much colorless, They seem to improve in color everyday & the babies are showing great coloring also
Main reason was because it was growing too fast, I started with maybe 5 stalks & got up to 25-30 ish stalks, hoping to get a wider growing bunch & a more uniform growth I trimmed them all, now each stalk is shooting out two plants so I am pretty excited for it to grow in