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i have two different anubis of two different var.and both are begining to throw up curly deformed leaves all other plants(crypts,javafern) are doing better than fine its just the anubis whats wrong with it its one of my most expensive plants so i dont want to lose it :(
 

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daisycutter said:
i have two different anubis of two different var.and both are begining to throw up curly deformed leaves all other plants(crypts,javafern) are doing better than fine its just the anubis whats wrong with it its one of my most expensive plants so i dont want to lose it :(
I know that this is going to sound silly but are you sure that what you are observing are not blooms which are not opened.

I have seen these many times on my anubias.
They will partially open but never go into a bloom.
All of my blooms have died after several weeks and I removed them from the tank.

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no they are leaves they are thin,crinkleed,and deformed but the plant itself is large with a massive root system
 

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no there certainly leaves the rib seems to curve off to one side like one side of the leaf is growing slower than the other they are also very light green. my local aqatic dealer says fertilise it and promply tried to flog me some, it has been fertilised once, there are cryps growing all around its base could they be stealing its nutriets? i have a literal forest of crypts
 

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... it has been fertilised once
From the tenure of your posts I believe that the anubias are planted but you did not indicate the composition of your substrate.
Also from the above quote I believe that you placed tab fertilizer at the bottom of the anubias.
IMHO I would dose with Flourish at twice the recommended rate for two weeks and observe the outcome.

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I was told that you should never plant the rhizome of the plant into the substrate, otherwise it will start to rot. The plants actually prefer to be tied to a rock or driftwood, is what I have heard, and I did that with mine and it looks great.
 

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I was told that you should never plant the rhizome of the plant into the substrate, otherwise it will start to rot. The plants actually prefer to be tied to a rock or driftwood, is what I have heard, and I did that with mine and it looks great.
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Most of mine are also tied to rocks and wood but I do have one which is planted.

The planted one is doing as well as the "tied ones" but when I planted it I "bearly" placed the roots in the substrate.

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the plant is growing in sand its roots are in the sand spreading out a long way from the plant in the sand and under the filter housing the plants rhizome sits on its roots about 4 cm off the surface the plant itself is very large and is 5x bigger than when purchased there is a one year fertiliser stick onder the main mass of roots the water is soft and its in a well cycled tank containg mostly small ciclids i have other plants that are turning into nothing due to fish abuse but the anubias is untoched i have a dwarf anubias grownig in the same tank in the substrate thats doing fine so im really out of ideas on why its doing what its doing
 

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A one year fert stick may not have lasted one year. I put root tabs under my crypts once a months or so and they tabs are gone before I replace them even though the root tabs are supposed to last 3 months. Anubias really like to have their roots imbedded in the gravel so you are doing well. Many say that the roots are unimportant but I have found that my Nana mopes for about 3 weeks if I trim the roots and when they get back into the substrate the leaves come out stronger than ever. I would say try another whole or maybe a partial fert stick or try dosing some NO3. The other plants might be using it up before the Anubias is getting what it needs.
 

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FIXED :) the last leaf thrown up was perfect i shifted some of the crypts and put another fert stick in
 
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