What would happen if you don't cut a runner? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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What would happen if you don't cut a runner?

I was looking at my pygmy chain sword runners and was wondering what would happen if I didn't cut the plantlets off.

Nothing cuts them off in nature, right?
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I dont think anything would happen if you didnt cut them off. Maybe eventually they'd detach? They have their own root systems anyways so I dont see why you'd need to remove them, not like they'd be removing nutrients from a mother plant or anything.

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That's what I was thinking. Maybe I'll just let mine be. That way, I'll have a definitive answer.
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I just bought 2 sections of it for my tank, one is still connected, the other is in bits and pieces, just as an experiment to see which turns out better.

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