I've been creeping on the forums for a while, but this is my inaugural post.
Apologies in advance for failing at search (I did try!), but there's a ton of conflicting information or, at the least, different-enough answers for the same question that it was hard for me to conclude a definitive answer.
This is my first planted tank, but far from my first freshwater tank. It's my first tank with shrimp.. my first tank with CO2, my first tank with CPDs.. you get the picture. Lots of firsts.
I have an anubias (barteri, as far as I can tell) that just put out a new leaf on a very long stem a few days ago. The tiny leaf, about 3/8" long, is still curled up. When I got home today, I found it streaming tiny bubbles out of the center of the curled leaf. Streaming.. absolutely constant. So constant that I thought it was a piece of hair algae (which I have a fair amount of). It's on-par with the stream of CO2 bubbles coming out of my diffuser.
At the same time, my crypts have begun melting for the first time. I'm not so concerned with it, but figured I'd mention it in case it would correlate with anything for you all.
Is this pearling? Is this damage recovery?
Spec V (5 gallon)
Temp: 79F (it's a very hot day, today)
Last water change: Three days ago, 50%