Crypts trimming?

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Hey all, I have a Crypt. Wendtii has a few holes in the edges of some leaves. Other than these two spots it is growing beautifully. Should I trim the leaves with edge holes? If so why? it doesn't make the plant look bad, but I'm wondering if the melt is "contagious" or will harm the health of the plant at all.
 
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I agree with the above post. I would also add that dying leaves feed algae. Plants don't poop, but they do loose old leaves. Rotting leaves are just another form of biological waste that's best to remove from most aquariums.

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Hey all, I have a Crypt. Wendtii has a few holes in the edges of some leaves. Other than these two spots it is growing beautifully. Should I trim the leaves with edge holes? If so why? it doesn't make the plant look bad, but I'm wondering if the melt is "contagious" or will harm the health of the plant at all.
If the leaf still looks healthy other than a couple of holes in it and it doesn't distract from the beauty of the plant there is no reason to remove the leaf. I remove obviously melting leaves but if just damaged I don't. Once a leaf starts melting it isn't going to heal itself so removing it helps the plant. It no longer has to work at trying to heal the dying leaf.
 

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I agree with the above post. I would also add that dying leaves feed algae. Plants don't poop, but they do loose old leaves. Rotting leaves are just another form of biological waste that's best to remove from most aquariums.
 
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