I have an amazon sword in my planted tank (a 5.5 gal with fertilized substrate. One betta, one Oto). The Sword is then planted in a terra cotta pot filled with said substrate.
So my problem is, everything else in that tank is growing like CRAZY. Soon, I'll have Java Fern growths from it to put in the divided ten I'm working on now (I think the bettas in there are enjoying the constant scenery changes xP) I have an oto, and I still had to pull a ton of algae from the tank when I returned from vacation...from a tank that requires minimal maintenance. So why is my Sword not growing back?
History on the sword...it was originally in my ten gallon, which was the only tank in use when I redid my room. To repaint, I had to pull the tank out of the room, which meant almost all the water was drained from it. When I filled it again, something was in the water, even after treatment, that damaged the plants and killed my guppies and betta (RIP Jazz, you were great even with the constant fin biting <3 ). It also damaged the plants, killing the Water Wistera. The ferns are now doing great, and the Sword is still ALIVE. The tank has been going since June...second or third week of, I believe. I need to check receipts to make sue that is true though.
So, what am I doing wrong? Is it possible to save the little thing? What should I change?