And since apparently you're not part of the cool crowd these days unless you post ugly pictures too
, here's some Rotala mexicana red that Im slowly killing. Its the little bunch in the middle
Oh geez you mean I gotta start killing some plants to be with the cool crowd?? Hey, whatever it takes....I'll get on it!
But seriously now, that post is a great learning experience. Even someone like you, who can bring out the best in so many plants, might run across some that just flat out don't like what you are providing.
So what you should do? Exactly what you said, don't chase it at the expense of others. It might adjust, bounce back, and thrive.....and if it does...great. If not, move onto to something else.
I see lots of folks who have success with most plants, but are obsessed with something like AR mini or Ammannia. They twist themselves in knots trying to please that one plant, and the rest of the tank suffers. We've both banged our heads against the wall over and over again with a few species.. .and I think we have both learned that sometimes you just gotta give up and move on.
And by the way, the pink crypts are looking good. Are they growing? Doing well in general?