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Re: Anubias melting

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:51 am
by Crazygar
Replace it with a healthier specimen from a different store. If it is Anubias Rot, then the other Anubias at the store have it as well.

Gary

Re: Anubias melting

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:10 am
by tank71
I came to the same conclusion I'm going to just replace the plants. The anubias is easy to replace but the nana petite I can only find it only at one store.
The funny thing is my other two anubias are doing fine and the two that melted are from the same store.Maybe I can find some local fish keeper who has some extra petites for sale.

Re: Anubias melting

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:34 am
by Blulu

Re: Anubias melting

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:04 am
by Crazygar
Sometimes, you'll have to go outside your comfort zone to get the plants you want. Aquabid is good, just ensure the seller has a good rating. Always check out the seller before bidding.

Gary

Re: Anubias melting

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 1:30 pm
by Blulu
It's addictive, especially the SNE (Sat Night Express) Auctions. I like AB a lot, I've won over 40 Auctions and have never had a bad experience. I've had DOA's once or twice and a few melted crypts, but the sellers replaced everything without me paying for shipping again, most sent more stuff the second time. Seems like there's strong incentive for sellers to deliver good value and service to support the auction based business model. The plant sellers range from basic to exotic and some very good deals can be found along with plants you'd never find locally.

Many of the sellers also have separate web stores or sell on ebay, too. The only downside I've experienced was ending up with too many fish or plants when more than advertized were sent!

Re: Anubias melting

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 5:03 pm
by Crazygar
Nothing wrong with that either. Just adjust your plans. :D

I've had positive experiences on Aquabid but there are a few people I will now officially avoid until the end of the time.

Gary

Re: Anubias melting

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 5:11 pm
by meh
I have never used aquabid just because I am scared i might not get what i payed for

Re: Anubias melting

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:10 am
by tank71
Heres another update I lost the Anubias nana,but my nana petite the rhizome looks ok I just cleaned It off and attached to a piece of driftwood in my nano tank which is pretty well established I dose the tank to API Co2 Booster and Aqueon liquid fertilizer.
While I was feeding the fish I was looking at the tank I think petite is doing fine some of the leaves look bigger keeping my fingers crossed.
On the down side I bought more anubias three petites and one nana for my 15 gallon the nana lasted about a week I noticed the rhizome turning yellowish and black after three days when I was planning to attach it to a piece of driftwood.
The petites look healthy when I took them out of the pots and attached them to driftwood today I noticed some new growth from one of the petites.
Overall the tank seems healthy had some blue green algae issues and some white grayish fluffy stuff on the driftwood don't know what that is.
Just planning to keep on using Co2 booster and liquid fertilizer.

Re: Anubias melting

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:57 am
by ScottFish
Keep at it. They are such slow growers, it is hard sometimes to "read" them. They are worth the effort!

Re: Anubias melting

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:22 pm
by freshfish
asukawashere wrote:Sounds like Anubias Rot to me—it's a disease, believed to be fungal, that kills Anubias starting at the rhizome (first symptom is frequently a soft/rotted away rhizome) and kills off the whole plant in short order. It also can spread to other Anubias in the same tank—leading to mass losses of all Anubias in a setup. It's pretty vicious, and, as of yet, nobody's figured out how to cure it (there has been some success with prevention by immediately removing & discarding any Anubias that displays symptoms). You could try treating with an antifungal medication, as that's believed to be the underlying cause, but odds of success are slim, especially by the time you see symptoms.


Just keep an eye on the other Aubias- hopefully it was only the one that had issues and not the contagious Anubias disease like Asukawashere warned about.

Driftwood fungus is pretty common and harmless. Most algae eaters will chow down on it, or it will go away on its own eventually.