Anacharis Help

  1. hollynp

    hollynp Valued Member Member

    My anacharis was thriving and growing like crazy, but since I moved to my new house 2 1/2 months ago it’s been going downhill and no new growth at all. What can I do to help it? I am very low tech, haven’t done anything special but put it in the tank. Started with one piece I got from the fish store and ended up with a whole tank. I culled it fairly heavily when we first moved and buried some of the tips to get it to root in certain places and that’s it. If it matters, I know the first piece I got floated really well and now what’s in there if I pull it up it doesn’t float at all. IMG_0586.jpg IMG_0585.jpg
     
  2. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    It's possible your water chemistry has changed between houses.

    If you cleaned heavily in the process of resetting up your tank then it may not have the same level of available plant foods.

    You can either feed with plant food if it's a trace mineral issue. If it's just lacking nitrates, then time should catch it up.
     
  3. OP
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    hollynp

    hollynp Valued Member Member

    Thanks! So maybe try ordering some flourish? Don’t think anywhere close to me carries it, but I have amazon prime so should be able to get it here in no time lol. I did clean heavily, and have had a few fish die so not sure if that affected it too?

    Side note, I did a terrible thing and dosed my tank with algae killer stuff from api. I now know this was a terrible idea and will never do it again. Do you think this is harming my anacharis too?
     
  4. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    I don't know about the algae killer, but Flourish would probably be a good idea.
     
  5. B

    Bbarb27 Valued Member Member

    Anachraris will often melt and die if you dose or overdose seachem excel, which also works as an algeacide. I suspect that the API algae treatment affected your anacharis.