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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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Deficiency ID please

My crypts are growing leaves with pretty severe curling on them. Image below. Anyone know what deficiency this is? Cryptocoryne Dewitt/Petchii (I have no idea which it is). The leaves are also very vertical.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 01:29 PM
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Hello, maybe it is just an adaptation phase, is the petchii just arrived in this tank? The leaves on my petchi are quite vertical too.


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Not newly arrived at all, been there about 2 months and all the bronze leaves have grown in. The original leaves were green.
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The older leaves do that on my crypt. 'wentii'. I know phosphate def. will cause the leaves to turn red/purple on green plants. Curling is seen with chlorine exposure (usually on the younger leaves). That said, they look like they are planted pretty deeply. It may be a response to transplnting and not a deficiency at all.
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