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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-21-2004, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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I have one of these in my tank. I got it in bulb form. I put it in my tank and over the last few weeks it sprouted a few tiny leaves....but then that's it. After producing maybe 4-5 quarter sized leaves about 1" from the bulbs, and some small white roots, it stopped really growing much.

I still have it on top of the substrate as i read these bulbs will basically plant themselves. Unfortunately, it gets moved around a little bit due to the fish in my tank.

SHould I plant it at this point, or give it some more time? It still looks healthy but it just stopped it's growth completely.

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Dwarf lillys go through a dormant stage so this may be what is happening. It is better to plant the bulb but only halfway, make sure to leave the top half out of the gravel. They do not like being moved around so pick a spot that you know you want it in. You may have to put it in between some rocks to hold it down intill it takes root because sometimes they are hard to keep planted. They are very slow growing so it will take some time to fill out. Just give it some time and don't move it once it is planted.

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