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Old 01-05-2013, 09:27 PM   #61
 
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What is "melting?"
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:57 AM   #62
 
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What is "melting?"
Crypt plants are infamous for "melting" when moved. Basically, the leaves /stems just deteriorate. Don't disturb the plant though, because later new stems will emerge from roots. Even if the plant appears dead, new sprouts can often emerge.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:44 AM   #63
 
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How do they deteriorate?

I've seen it mentioned here quite a bit but never though to ask
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:39 AM   #64
 
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. . .Especially when they are so young, I've never even seen any that small!
I had the same problem. ALL of my good LFS closed down, and this is the only shop that keeps Pangio Kuhil - and they've been unable to get them in for nearly a year now!. When they FINALLY got a shipment in, I ran right over and nabbed some, thinking they would complete my shoal of 5 P.Kuhli to 10. . . but after a tiny bit of research, I found out that these are NOT Pangio Kuhli, which is what they were sold as. Instead they're Pangio cuneovirgata - DWARF LOACHES. They may or may not be young, but they ARE full-grown, or nearly! Since they're so small, I figure I can have MORE of them than I was planning with the other species, lol, so now I have 10 of 'em in QT, can't wait to get them into the main tank! Oh, plus the one lonely un-banded guy that rode in with the rest. I'm assuming he's a baby black/java/coffee/cinnamon/whatever loach, but I guess time will tell!

So. . . what future stocking plans have you? Or are you going to stick with the Gourami, rasa, and loachlings?

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How do they deteriorate?

I've seen it mentioned here quite a bit but never though to ask
The leaves become translucent and turn to mush.
If this happens just remove the waste but do not disturb the roots.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:24 PM   #66
 
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#sorry double post. Phone had a lag I think.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #67
 
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Ahh ok, I had a vallis that had a few stems like this. Some just came off after a few days which I removed from the tank but still 2 remaining. Do I cut just below the 'melting' or do I take the stem off down to the root?
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I had the same problem. ALL of my good LFS closed down, and this is the only shop that keeps Pangio Kuhil - and they've been unable to get them in for nearly a year now!. When they FINALLY got a shipment in, I ran right over and nabbed some, thinking they would complete my shoal of 5 P.Kuhli to 10. . . but after a tiny bit of research, I found out that these are NOT Pangio Kuhli, which is what they were sold as. Instead they're Pangio cuneovirgata - DWARF LOACHES. They may or may not be young, but they ARE full-grown, or nearly! Since they're so small, I figure I can have MORE of them than I was planning with the other species, lol, so now I have 10 of 'em in QT, can't wait to get them into the main tank! Oh, plus the one lonely un-banded guy that rode in with the rest. I'm assuming he's a baby black/java/coffee/cinnamon/whatever loach, but I guess time will tell!

So. . . what future stocking plans have you? Or are you going to stick with the Gourami, rasa, and loachlings?

Yeah, after I replied I went back and finished reading to the end. I'm so jealous! Are you still going to get 5 more regular "kuhli", or are you going to stick with 5? You mentioned that they do well with just the 5 but I can't remember what you said for definite, aha. I'm glad you kept the java one, I totally agreed with your husband. I bet he's a thousand times happier with you, than he would be elsewhere. Someone would have probably bought him and kept him singly.

I am so jealous though...dwarf loaches? I can't even with the cuteness of that.

Well, no more new species that's for sure :) I already feel a bit over-stocked with all the rasboras plus the gourami. I keep debating on whether or not they're comfortable in there or not, they seem to be, but they also seem a bit, well, big, especially compared to the rasboras. All I'm planning on adding now are more loaches as I find them. I'm hoping my somewhat better LFS can get them ordered in for me.

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Ahh ok, I had a vallis that had a few stems like this. Some just came off after a few days which I removed from the tank but still 2 remaining. Do I cut just below the 'melting' or do I take the stem off down to the root?
Always cut leaves at the base of the plant.
Sometimes it's so mushy that you can just vacuum it up though.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:06 PM   #70
 
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Thanks for the help ak. I'll trim them down later then
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