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It looks like the plant itself is struggling, and it's the only stem compared to the ones to the left and right of it (unless you see other stems that were effected). There is some new growth at the top however that looks healthy. If it's a green coating then it sounds like algae and it's taking advantage of the poor state of the plant. You may want to remove that entire stem, trim off the healthy growth, and replant those bits. What's your substrate, and are you fertilizing at all? how long is your photo period?
The rest of the bunch of the same plant are fine, by no means are they the Instagram condition you see in some tanks, but still good.

I believe it is algae, it’s only at the lower end of the stems and only in that one corner & also in a small patch which is slightly shadowed by branch with moss growing on, I’ve trimmed the moss right back to get as much light in as possible now.

Substrate is Tropica plant soil, ferts I use AquaDip (an all in one fert) and I dose at 2.5ml every 5 days roughly, injected co2 with a decent light for the tank


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Wait until those stems develop roots, then trim and replant. In this state you could induce a full melt by trimming the plant down too much.
Perfect thank you, would you suggest trimming and then pull out the original stem and replant or will the original salvage itself?

Also looking to change my ferts soon as I find it difficult to find other people’s advice on it as it’s quite an unused brand, any in particular you recommend?


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