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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Rotala Problems

My Cherry Shrimps are devouring my Rotala and most of the lower leaves are gone, but the tops are still growing. They look like stilts.

Should I chop the stem in half and replant the healthy tops and expect new leaves from the remaining bottom stems?

p.s. Half the shrimps have been moved to their own tank.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 04:22 AM
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Just replant the tops of the rotala and they should bounce back. Usuay affter a trim i dose woth a little flourish comp after. If there's little to no algae in the tank, the rc's start chompin on the plants. When that happens I usually throw in a couple of algae wafers.

Btw where did you get your rcs from? I'm looking for a couple for my heard, I got keep the genetics different.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Okay thanks. I keep my tank super clean so I guess there's not enough food for them. That may explain why I have lost a few.

I found a guy on Craigslist a mile or so from me that has them, $1 each. Message me and I'll give you his info. There are few people in SJ that are selling them if you want to check CL.

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