I was looking up crypts and how they reproduce, and I didn't realize they sent out shoots underneath the soil. So I guess that's how all my crypts have so many plants next to each other. I think one of my crypts has had a few "baby" plants. :] But I'm wondering, how do you separate them without disturbing the roots too much? Using scissors or a knife seems hard when you can't see underground where you are cutting...
I found this while searching google, a post about crypts and reproduction to another person's question on a different forum.
"The runners may be cut w/scissors or knife or razor blade, but I tend to use fingernails."
"The clump of crypts should be divided periodically (in my tanks*, 1-3 year intervals). "
I know this is far off in the future, but im still curious.
Also I'm curious how dwarf saggitaria and swords reproduce. I originally believed it was "shoots" that was how ALL of these reproduced. My understanding was it sent out a little stem from the plant with a bunch of daughter plants attached. I saw this at the pet store on some of the (I believe) swords years ago so I'm a bit confused now by which reproduce above and which reproduce below the soil...
Which is it for saggitaria and swords? :3 and valsneria (mine like totally died in my 29g but one is doing ok in 10g. Bought 3 for 1.50$ at petsmart. Not the best quality plants :/ wish I could order from sweetaquatics but its not worth ordering one plant for 10$ shipping :()
Thanks all! :) If you know a link with all this info you can just link me instead of typing it all out. ^_^
Sorry for my constant questions... idk if I should make a new thread each time but idk how else to ask.