02-28-2011, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Blaxicanlatino
well you could possibly have an animal in the aquarium thats uprooting them like a large fish or something that borrows like a Khuli loach or something like that....
if thats not it then honestly thats just something that stem plant groweres eventually learn how to handle them! Most of my plants are stem plants in a sand substrate and its very difficult (since they dont have roots yet and im working with rotala indica (very very very thin stems)). anywho... its just something you eventually learn how to handle, if you can get the plant to stay in llong enough until it grows some roots then the plant should be ok on its own.
I used to have Rotala as well. I had to finally get rid of it or I would have become a drinker from the stress of each morning having to replant it. I don't know if My Rainbow shark does it or the Corie's maybe? I don't know but it is a lesson in frustration. I fear that I am doomed to a tank full of swords, Java Moss, Java ferns etc...
I am coming to the conclusion that my green thumb... not so green.
I LOVE plants and I love how they look once I have them all just so but apparently my fish have other decorating ideas. Kind of like my dogs and my outdoor plants. I finally just gave them the backyard and claimed the front yard for myself. If you can't beat them, join them kind of thing. I might struggle for awhile longer just because I love the look of so many of the stem plants.
Maybe I should just start a plant tank and skip the fish altogether?