Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Somewhere in Arizona
Red Root Floater Melting Recovery?
This week I added a bunch of red root floaters to my two nano tanks. One has a DYI sponge filter set on low where a few bubbles come out every few seconds. The other has nothing and is basically just a place where I'm growing out some plants I haven't decided what to do with. The plants in both tanks are doing well and putting out new leaves.
In both tanks the red root floaters looked good the first day. There were a few leaves damaged in transit, but nothing big.
Second day I noticed that there weren't so many. But, still nothing to be really worried about.
Third day and I have massive melt with only a portion of the red root floaters that were added still floating. The rest have sunk.
The leaves of the ones that have sunk are either melting, or already gone or eaten by the Amano shrimp. But, the stems and roots are still there. The Amano haven't been touching those.
My question is if any of those might somehow survive? I know RRF grow along that stem. Can they put out new leaves and float back to the surface? Or are all those that sunk now goners? Has anyone tried to recover them?
Now to hope enough red root floaters survive on the surface to start a little red root floater colony. The numbers keep going down, so I'm getting a little worried. I really want some nitrate soakers.
P.S. The Amano shrimp are loving eating the melting RRF. They also went nuts when the RRF was first added to the tank. They started doing excited laps around the tank and then started hanging upside down from the roots. It was hilarious!
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