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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-08-2002, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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I bought a small crypt and it has decided to melt on me (not completely unexpected) 17 of it's 20 leaves are, or have melted. Do I cut them all off? I think I do, but want to know for sure.

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That is what I would do if I were you. Some plants can be amazing. My friend's 29 gallon had some crypts in it and the heater broke and the tank went up to 90 degrees F. All teh crypts melted away, but he didn't take anything out. Now, they are actually coming back! It is really funny, he has this amazon sword that died and is coming back, its leaves are no more than 0.5 cm long, LOL!

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Crypts have a reptutation of doing this when they are disturbed. Thought to be a disease but not sure that it is. I think it is mainly shock. Cut those leaves off but leave it in there. Itll come back to life
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Great thanks you guys. That's what I thought, so I cut them off while doing the water change last night. Poor plant looks pretty pathetic right now...LOL..

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