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We can always try! I'd start by cutting those leaves off, the plant is just wasting energy keeping them alive. Cut as low down as you can. The roots still look a good green colour, how is the rhizome?

How long has this been in the tank? Certain woods can develop white fuzz like looking stuff after awhile submerged, you should just be able to wipe it off.

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We can always try! I'd start by cutting those leaves off, the plant is just wasting energy keeping them alive. Cut as low down as you can. The roots still look a good green colour, how is the rhizome?

How long has this been in the tank? Certain woods can develop white fuzz like looking stuff after awhile submerged, you should just be able to wipe it off.

 

I think the rhizome is okay :rofl: I must admit I'm not a planty person. I'm not even sure what this thing is. Um its been in my tank for probably 6 months at least, I bought it off someone else though so I don't know how long it was in their tank for :P

 

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The roots and leaves (well, what I can make out) suggest some sort of anubias. For now, trim back the dying leaves. Does it get any fertilisers or just fish waste?

Definitely an anubias now that you added those photos. Looks like a nana to me.

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The roots and leaves (well, what I can make out) suggest some sort of anubias. For now, trim back the dying leaves. Does it get any fertilisers or just fish waste?

 

I occasionally dose Flourish but often forget to so mainly fish waste. But it is in a tank without fish right now because I've been salting and treating for ich

How far down the stem of the leaves should i cut? Right Near the leaf or closer to the base

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If it was fine before, I'd say the lack of fish waste has contributed to its decline. I'm no anubias expert (hopefully Tammy will see), but the actual plant looks okay.

Trim the leaf and stem, so cut as close to the rhizome (base) as you feel comfortable without actually cutting the rhizome. Removing them this way will encourage new shoots. :)

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It was declining before moving it but got worse since. Ill trim it back and see how it gies then :D will dosing flourish while its away from the fish help? And when its back too?

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In theory, yes to both. If you can give it some fishy water whilst it's away, that should help too. :)

If I may... I would take a tooth brush and brush off the white stuff... To me it looks like its attacking the roots :o

Will do :D thanks guys
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If it was fine before, I'd say the lack of fish waste has contributed to its decline. I'm no anubias expert (hopefully Tammy will see), but the actual plant looks okay.

Trim the leaf and stem, so cut as close to the rhizome (base) as you feel comfortable without actually cutting the rhizome. Removing them this way will encourage new shoots. :)

 

Here I am!  I agree with Dan.  Chop off those melty leaves and put it in a tank with some fish.  

 

This actually reminds me of what happened to Helen's plants, when her stocking levels were very low.  When she added new fish (and chopped off the dead plant bits), I am pretty sure they perked back up.

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What % salt is in the tank? And what about lighting?

Its in another tank with no salt. it was looking bad before i moved it from my main tank but has got worse. I moved my plants to avoid salting them and just using the temp to treat for ich. I dont know what kind of light it is but i leave it on for at least 8 hours a day lately.
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If it was fine before, I'd say the lack of fish waste has contributed to its decline. I'm no anubias expert (hopefully Tammy will see), but the actual plant looks okay.

Trim the leaf and stem, so cut as close to the rhizome (base) as you feel comfortable without actually cutting the rhizome. Removing them this way will encourage new shoots. :)

Here I am! I agree with Dan. Chop off those melty leaves and put it in a tank with some fish.

This actually reminds me of what happened to Helen's plants, when her stocking levels were very low. When she added new fish (and chopped off the dead plant bits), I am pretty sure they perked back up.

Come to think of it it has got worse since bamboo and google died and my fish load decreased

Im worried about moving it back to my main tank at the moment since im salting for ich

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Keep it separated for now, Mandy, it will be fine. Light shouldn't be an issue, anubias will grow with indirect sunlight.

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I hope your plant bounces back now that you had cut those leaves off.  I'd be interested in seeing a full photo of your plant now and another one in a few weeks. :)  I hope you see lots of baby growth.

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Give it some time.  The rhizome might start growing new leaves, but it also might go mushy.  With things like this, it's just a waiting game.  I have had one come back from just a tiny piece of stump, but I've also lost a few. :)

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It looks cottony though? like cotton balls :P

 

(Sorry I really don't know much about plants which is why I stuck with anubias that was already grown onto driftwood xD)

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Mine tend to look more stringy, I guess. Like very fine whitish hair.

I'd be surprised if the plant dies. Hacking leaves back like that shouldn't have any effect on the rhizome.

Okay thanks guys ^^
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