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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2004, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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The title speaks for itself. My riccia that was doing well the first month is dying. Its weird because I bought 5 batches of riccia from this guy. 3 came in very healthy with 2 that looked like it was ready to be tossed. Regardless, I decided to put them all in the tank. Its been about two months and now, the yellow, root-like things at the bottom of the healthy riccia is outgrowing the green 'leafs'. On the other hand, the 2 almost-dead riccia is flourishing.

Any ideas?

I read on some posts that I'm supposed to regularly trim it. However, it seems like if I trim it, only the roots would remain. HELP!!!

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Riccia does not have roots. It is just a mass of leaves. Could it be that you got it mixed with Utricularia?

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thats a good point. perhaps its good riccia on dead riccia?

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You need to have good nutrients in the water column, maybe they are starving ? Try letting it float so that the riccia gets good water flow around it and see if it wakes up. Also, is your CO2 up to par ?
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I am not sure you have Riccia. Your comments on the roots throw me off a bit.

If it is Riccia, follow Buck's advice. Float it and let it get lots of light. Even if it looks dead, it will bounce back provided you have enough CO2 and fertilizer.

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