What to do?
I bought this Crypt Spiralis today from my small LFS to add to my sorority tank. She called it a "show crypt" - not sure what that means, but it was totally worth the $14 I paid because it's HUGE and thick!! Anyway, as you can see, the roots are totally grown in, under, and through each part of the black plastic basket. Very thick! Should I leave it as is, or attempt to gently dissect the root ball to remove the basket? It's in the tank for now, as is. I'm concerned removing the basket will cause too much damage. Will it die eventually, or can it live as one with the basket? :/
My Betta Boys: King (King), Marble (HM), Snoopy (Delta Tail).
My Betta Girls: Emma (CT), Lucy (CT), Margie (CT), Thelma (VT), Louise (VT), Dorinda (VT).
Staff: 2 otos, 5 SAE, and 5 Peppered Corys.