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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-18-2020, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there,

Just have a short simple (I hope) question.

I’m currently dealing with a case of ich in my tank and I’m going along calmly with heat treatment and regular gravel vacs. I started with a teaspoon of aquarium salt in a 10 gallon, and learnt it was a silly mistake. But I guess my gravel vacs and WC the past 4-5 days would have removed that tiny amount. Tank is at 30-31 C at the moment

I noticed one of my plant (pic attached) floated up so I tried to root it down again only to realise the bottom of the plant (which was in the substrate) turned all soft and got squished by my tweezers. I cut off the lower part of the stem and planted it back in.

It hasn’t grown root yet at the bottom (which is now weird considering it’s over 2 weeks and all my other plants are well rooted in). Though to be fair the plant is growing taller and growing roots from the middle parts of the stem

I don’t quite know the species of this plant so I thought I asked. Is this meant to be an underwater plant? Could heat be the reason? Just a little curious, I doubt (or hope) it isn’t anything too serious

I recently also purchased Seachem Flourish. Just did a first dose a couple of days ago.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-20-2020, 01:49 AM
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How long have you had the plant? Plants tend to melt when water parameters change to quick. The color shape and size of the leaves is determined by its growing conditions, so f a plant is growing compact busy and colorful in one tank or area then is brought to a low light area the leaves it has (compact bushy etc) are now almost useless. The plant will start to drastically change to meet its new conditions if not shed its foliage entirely. With raising temps it makes gases dissipate quicker so although its fine for a brief period some plants wont tolerate it for long. Ive found mosses to be very picky about temp. P.s Pic is kinda fuzy but this looks like some kind of ludwig plant. maybe palustris.
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