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Old 12-31-2012, 01:30 AM   #1
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Low light plants dying


I got some plants in a 2.5g tank.

The Anubis and dwarf sag now has large brown spots.

How can I fix this?

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New tank has been up for less than a month.

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Old 12-31-2012, 02:03 AM   #2
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Can you rub the spots off with your fingers?
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:08 AM   #3
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Yes.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:18 AM   #4
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:19 AM   #5
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That is good news. The Anubias is fine and just has some diatoms growing on the leaves. Otos are famous for liking to eat diatoms. I suspect snails like them as well.
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Oh good!

I have a Betta, mystery snail, and ghost shrimp in this tank.

The mystery snail can't get on the leaves cuz he is to big.

I wonder how I get rise of the white haze on the tank walls. I think it is from the snail. That things craps long lines of doo-doo everywhere.

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Old 12-31-2012, 02:54 AM   #7
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You my friend have diatoms and not dying plants.. Ottos as mentioned are very good for cleaning up this type of "algae"

I have a school of 5 and they are very nice fish, and do a very good job cleaning up.
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In a 2.5 gallon tank, you are better off getting a smaller type of nerite snails than a school of otos.


Try finding some horned nerite snails,

http://www.fishkeeper-classifieds.co...pine_snail.jpg


These little guys are amazing algae eaters.
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One olive nerite would do the trick as well. I keep on in each of my small tanks and they do a fantastic job of keeping diatoms and algea away.
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My snails are really good cleaners. I defiantly wouldn't get ottos , i have them in a 15 gallon and its hard to feed them and keep the parameters stable.
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In a 2.5 gallon tank, you are better off getting a smaller type of nerite snails than a school of otos.


Try finding some horned nerite snails,

http://www.fishkeeper-classifieds.co...pine_snail.jpg


These little guys are amazing algae eaters.
I was thinking that this snail is way to big when I was deciding whether or not to purchase him as the store. I just got him anyways and now I have several tiny snail in my 2.5.

I wonder if my Beta will eat the tiny ones?

I will look into getting some Nerite snails but it is winter here and shipping is risky and not worth it.

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One olive nerite would do the trick as well. I keep on in each of my small tanks and they do a fantastic job of keeping diatoms and algea away.
Yes, this is exactly what I need a snail hard at work. I will look into the Olive Nerite snail.

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My snails are really good cleaners. I defiantly wouldn't get ottos , i have them in a 15 gallon and its hard to feed them and keep the parameters stable.
I have a hard time keeping Otto's in my 20L. I can only seem to keep 2 alive at any given time. I will not even try and put them in my 2.5 because I just don't trust it.
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