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Blaxicanlatino 01-15-2009 08:16 PM

Black Anubias Nana?
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I bought an Anubias nana not to long ago and i noticed that the leaves are getting black spots on them. Is this an algae or is it simply dying? Is it true that you dont bury the roots? or do you tie it to a rock until it attaches? thank you :)

Wattage= 2 compact flourescent light bulbs (one is 12 watts the other is 13)
temp=74-84 degrees F
Salt in aquarium (about 1 tablespoon per 3 gallons)

This is the best pic i could get at the momment

catfishtabbi 01-15-2009 08:49 PM

YOU don not have to plant it you can tie it to wood or rock, its roots may adhere, If you want to plant ti just leave the base out, i have anubias that are well burried and grew fast. Anubias are olw light, slow growing plants that are prone to algea if in m-h light or floating.Your best bet is to use algae fix (just a detergent) and wash the plant with it, then buy a shrimp/fish that eats black algea.

SinCrisis 01-16-2009 09:43 AM

last time i had black spots growing on one of my plants, it turned into BBA...

Blaxicanlatino 01-16-2009 11:24 AM

Whats BBA?

jeaninel 01-16-2009 01:17 PM

BBA = Black Beard algae

You can Google it to find out how to control it.

Blaxicanlatino 01-16-2009 07:09 PM

WHat could have caused it?! I use prime. I dont see any brown tufts just black spot. I was just thinking that maybe it was getting to much light

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