Messy Plants

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Hey,
Does anyone know why 1 of my plants is so messy. In my 16 gallon/60 litre tank I have an Amazon sword, 2 Vallisneria and 2 other plants that I don't know the name of.

1 of these other plants is really messy and has these little leave things that float up to the top of the tank. I don't think its dying its just annoying and I always clean the little leaves from the top of the tank. Should I clean them from the top of the tank? I will try to find out the name of this plant.
 

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If it keeps floating to the top, it must be one of the stem plants - which one, I cannot tell you, lol. But you can go to plant geek to find out which plant you have. If it's a stem plant, you need to know how to plant it in the gravel so that it stays there. Stem plants don't have roots like normal plants do. In stem plants, you need to cut off a few leaves from the bottom of the plant, so that the main stem is left without any leaves. This "empty" stem should be planted in the substrate. With time, it will grow roots underneath the gravel. I realize it may still keep floating to the surface. In that case, there are special "plant clips" at fish stores. You can delicately attach the stem to the gravel with the clip. Then the clip can be taken off once the plant has rooted.
 
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The name of the plant is Anubilia or something like that.
 

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Yes Ambulia has very delicate and fine leaves. They can be very messy if their needs are not met or your fish swim in them alot. Here is a link maybe you can figure out which kind you have and what's its needs are.

Carol
 

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