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All my old anubias I removed from established wood they were adhered too and all but one new ones I put in the tank all melted to mush, can someone tell me what happened and if it's a tank issue please before I replace them?

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Was it taken from an old tank and placed in a new tank or or just off the wood and back into the same tank you had them in?

How were they attached to the wood? Thread or SG, or just wedged?

Did the leaves melt or did the whole rhizome turn to mush also?
 

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Was it taken from an old tank and placed in a new tank or or just off the wood and back into the same tank you had them in?

How were they attached to the wood? Thread or SG, or just wedged?

Did the leaves melt or did the whole rhizome turn to mush also?
All the old was established but I had removed them from the wood they were rooted into so I could trim out the bad leaves and the bare rhizome and add the new, Went a week the newly purchased anubias's rhizome was transparent and mush then it started on the other new ones then the old ones, I attached them with regular gel superglue on a few roots only , I've always used superglue and never had any issues . Then I tried cutting out the mush and treat with peroxide and float in my other tank and it started killing those anubias also but I saved those I hope.


All my anubias got destroyed when I had my stroke as well as the other plants so I was going to just start over with the anubias

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There's a disease with anubias that is just as you described, all the rhizomes turn to mush. From the accounts of read on here it happens quickly and comprehensively. Unfortunately, it sounds like you introduced that into your tank with the new rhizome.
 

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There's a disease with anubias that is just as you described, all the rhizomes turn to mush. From the accounts of read on here it happens quickly and comprehensively. Unfortunately, it sounds like you introduced that into your tank with the new rhizome.
Yeah I have read that it's a fungus what I'm curious about is what do I have to do before I try adding more? Are there different plants to substitute for anubias that grow a bit faster? There's allot of things I need guidance on because my tank got destroyed when I was in the hospital for my stroke and I just wasted $100 on plants, like does this fungus kill fish or other plants as well?

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There's a disease with anubias that is just as you described, all the rhizomes turn to mush. From the accounts of read on here it happens quickly and comprehensively. Unfortunately, it sounds like you introduced that into your tank with the new rhizome.
Do you think it could be the ferts im using that killed them? I only dose kno3, K2s04, Kh2pO4, Dtpa 11% and plantex csm+b? I don't use excel or anything else

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I wouldn't think so. It really sounds like you brought something in with the new plant. Have you contacted the place where you purchased the plant?
 

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I wouldn't think so. It really sounds like you brought something in with the new plant. Have you contacted the place where you purchased the plant?
I have they won't do anything it's my fault tbh I should have quarantined them but I've never had an issue when adding plants but the occasional snail.

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I never quarantine plants but maybe I should start. I didn't think the vendor would do anything but it's worth a try. Plus, if they are sending out diseased plants they need to know about it.
 

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I never quarantine plants but maybe I should start. I didn't think the vendor would do anything but it's worth a try. Plus, if they are sending out diseased plants they need to know about it.
Yes that's why I called them to inform them that that tank had anubias rot, it's my local fish store Ive been going to for 8 years

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I hadn't heard of a pathogen just going after Anubias that is interesting I'll have to look into that one.

I would always suggest the best practice of a good decon bath, I use regular white vinegar and alum bath in a 150ml to 500ml ratio for the 5% acetic acid and just a teaspoon of alum.
I've never found something that melts horribly from this but maybe cabomba or wallichi, but the stems survived fine and of course untrimmed crypts, but who doesn't trim down replanted crypts?
Other than forgetting the plants in the bucket for longer than 10 minutes 😅 ... which has only happened once I swear 🙃
 

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I hadn't heard of a pathogen just going after Anubias that is interesting I'll have to look into that one.

I would always suggest the best practice of a good decon bath, I use regular white vinegar and alum bath in a 150ml to 500ml ratio for the 5% acetic acid and just a teaspoon of alum.
I've never found something that melts horribly from this but maybe cabomba or wallichi, but the stems survived fine and of course untrimmed crypts, but who doesn't trim down replanted crypts?
Other than forgetting the plants in the bucket for longer than 10 minutes ... which has only happened once I swear
Yes anubias rot is contagious and will spread to every anubias in the tank, I never heard of it either until every anubias I had turned transparent and rotted away, it's crazy, I'm not worried about snails or what not and I don't buy that many plants so I don't get into the whole bath thing but I'll be quarantining anubias from now on



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