Has My Crypt Lutea Already Shot Out A Runner?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by BettaFishKeeper4302, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    So my crypt lutea that i got 2 days ago looks as if it shot out a runner. (Not literally ofcourse but there is another little plant growing right by it.


  2. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    It looks like a root sticking out. I mean it could be a runner, I wouldn’t be surprised. I planted some leftover stems from a crypt I split and in like 2 days it sent up a random stem with a leaf.

  3. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    It looks like a runner if you look closely there is like little lines coming out of it that look like they will be leaves

  4. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    Are runners attaches to the plant? Just wondering because i want to move the runners into different areas of the tank and maybe my other tank.
  5. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    If I zoom in closer the picture gets blurry. Can you take a clear picture?
    Idk what you mean by little line but the leaves on crypts come from the actual stem of the plant. They slowly start to unravel from the stem.
  6. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

  7. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

  8. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    Should i be concerned?
  9. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    Also does my crypt lutea look ok? Is it healthy?
  10. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    No, it probably just found its way up. You can bury it if you want. I normally just leave mine when that happens.

    It looks like it should.
  11. NLindsey921Well Known MemberMember

    It looks more healthy then mine. Just shove the root back in the gravel and it should be fine. Just make sure not to uproot the whole thing.
  12. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    Ok just wanted to make sure. Got this and 2 other plabts a few days ago and they are my first plants i've ever had. I don't have any ferts though is that an issue?
  13. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    Probably when they get bigger and established. You can add a few root tabs for the crypts.
  14. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    Its in a 10 gallon so would it grow to be decent cover?
  15. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    Eventually, it will. They’re super slow growers. Itll get up to 6 inches. In my tank, 1 watt per gallon, gravel substrate, root tabs and weekly dosing. They grow 1 leaf a week.
  16. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    That's not required right? You just want them to grow a little quicker.
  17. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    Yup, to have the nutrients they need.
  18. BettaFishKeeper4302Well Known MemberMember

    "Yup" as in it is required?
  19. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    Not required. Yup to wanting my plants to grow faster.

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