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post #1 of 9 Old 12-19-2009, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Plant ID!



Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-19-2009, 10:10 PM
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Apart from the Java moss in your backround there (which I'm sure is not the one you want ID'ed) the actual plant there is called "Cryptocoryne wendtii green"


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post #3 of 9 Old 12-19-2009, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet! Thanks! I wanna find of more of these...this one has grown very well in one month...it was no more than a little shoot when I got it! I have a red wendtii too. I think wendtiis are very attractive plants

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #4 of 9 Old 12-19-2009, 11:23 PM
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They sure are, I have them in almost every tank too

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post #5 of 9 Old 12-20-2009, 02:01 PM
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Kelso, just ensure you don't disturb them. Crypts are fussy plants and do not appreciate any change in water parameters, water quality, lighting, fertilization, or being moved within the tank or to a different tank. If any of these changes occur beyond a minimal degree, the crypts are notorious for "melting" when they completely dissolve into a pile of mush. Should they do this, leave the roots alone, they usually survive and new leaves will sprout although it can be anywhere from a few days to a year or more before a particular plant will recover.

Crypts adapt to varying conditions, but once adapted they do not adjust easily to changes of any significance.

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Kelso, just ensure you don't disturb them. Crypts are fussy plants and do not appreciate any change in water parameters, water quality, lighting, fertilization, or being moved within the tank or to a different tank. If any of these changes occur beyond a minimal degree, the crypts are notorious for "melting" when they completely dissolve into a pile of mush. Should they do this, leave the roots alone, they usually survive and new leaves will sprout although it can be anywhere from a few days to a year or more before a particular plant will recover.

Crypts adapt to varying conditions, but once adapted they do not adjust easily to changes of any significance.

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Is there anything you don't know? =D That's what happened when I first got the plant, but ever since then, it's been growing very well, very deep color. And you're absolutely right, I haven't touched a thing in my tank, all I do is lightly vacuum the surface of my substrate during water changes. It was weird how it melted...I was like oh no...what a waste...but for some reason I did just leave it because two leaves were still full...good thing I did =)

Twenty-Eight:
1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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I wish I had known of Byron's advice on the crypt before I moved mine! I had planted it in the corner of my tank where it "took off" in no time at all. I decided it looked a little cramped in the corner so I uprooted it and placed it a little farther away from the corner to give it more room. Sure enough, nearly all the leaves melted off. It wasn't a complete meltdown as it now has eight adult leaves with two tiny ones pushing forth from the center. I wish I had never messed with it! I doubt it'll ever look as good as it did.

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-20-2009, 04:51 PM
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Kym: It will come growing back, but it needs time, they're no "fast growers".
I even have moved them tank to tank (slightly diff water parameters) and they been creeping around for few weeks before they started coming back, takes time. Alternativly do like me and transplant anything BUT them lol

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It's interesting what crypts will tolerate sometimes, and what seemingly insignificant changes will melt them down at others.

When I moved to my present house from my condo in 2000 I had my 115g and 90g tanks fully planted, some 300 fish. I obviously uprooted all the plants and laid them down in my spare 33g with just enough water to cover. I knew the swords would be OK, but I expected to lose all the crypts. They were like this, unheated, for two days before I planted the tanks. To my surprise, all the crypts took off like crazy. Not one meltdown.

Two years later I did my usual 50% pwc on Sunday one week, and on Tuesday noticed that every single crypt in both tanks had melted completely. Turned out it was a change in the pH of the tap water.

Last year I had the crypts that are now in my 70g melt five times due to fluctuations in temperature (the ones in the 33g when the heater malfunctioned and the tank warmed up to 85F), pH change (new tank), or moving them within the tank or to the 70g. They were scarcely more than a few roots when I put them in the present 70g in August, but they are growing and runners are appearing here and there now.

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