The plant fades and "dissolves" into the water. Most will grow back. They do this if something in the water has changed. Crypts do this a lot.
A lot of people keep talking about there plants melting... can someone describe what this exactly looks like? If a plant melts will it grow back eventually? Why do plants melt?
Why does this affect some plants and not others?
effect of ammonia is less effective when ph is below 7< because ammonia is in ammonium form.I'm pretty sure it's ammonia. One of my plants that was doing really great... just "melted" away. I left the roots in the tank hoping they will eventually come back. It's so strange how it affects some plants and not others.
I keep hearing this about crypts, but I have never had this problem regardless of where I get my crypts.Crypts melt because there's a change in their conditions. They grow leaves that are tailored to the light, fertilizer, and other conditions in the tank that they are in. If they are moved and the conditions suddenly change, the leaves will melt and they will grow new leaves that are tailored to the new conditions.
The leaves turn yellow and start to go transparent and mushy.