Plants

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  1. Reghardt

    Reghardt Member

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    Good morning all

    Just a quick one .I would like to know what is happening to my plants and why
    Lights stay on for 8 hours and have 3 Apple snails????????

    Please help

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  3. MariaS

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    @Reghardt ... Im no plant expert... the first one looks like something is eating it?
    The second one is not an aquatic plant and will die in time but... lets see what the memebers with more experience in planted tanks say
     
  4. Reghardt

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    Many thx let's see what they say
     
  5. Reedfish

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    Agree with @MariaS

    The 2nd plant is not aquatic. I think it's some sort of Draceana.
    Best take it out and replace it with something truly aquatic
     
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    My guess would be the snails hey
     
  7. JvH

    JvH aka FishBait

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    The first pic looks like it's Echinodorus amazonicus, an amazon sword? I'm noticing some yellowing on those 2 leaves in question. Are these leaves younger than the greener ones below? If so I'd suggest a nutrient deficiency which is showing itself in the new growth. IME snails often feed on parts of a plant that are decaying, so the leaves tend to look nibbled, as the others have mentioned. I'd consider popping some sort of root tabs into the subs, swords feed heavily from their roots. Then give it a couple of weeks and reassess the new growth
     

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