New Shoots Turning Yellow Question

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    Anubias new shoots turning yellow. Any ideas why? These are 2 different plants. 20190820_153635.20190820_153629.
     
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    Are these recently planted? Are you feeding them? If so what are you using?
     
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    Not really new....they have been in there for a month or 2. I use 5 pumps of Thrive C once a week with my water change.
     
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    Have root tabs down too.
     
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    I am sorry I can't give any advice they should have been long enough to be established and you seem to be feeding them well. I don't know what's wrong but I would suggest you remove the yellow leaves before they start to rot and pollute the tank. I hope for you it doesn't get any worse
     
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    I was just getting excited for the new shoots too.....:bored:
     
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    Any one else have some kind of idea?
     
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    @Vishaquatics this was one of the reasons for my last post.....70+ people looked at this and only one responded. Any ideas?
     
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    i'd say it's an iron deficiency. you may want to pick up a bottle of seachem iron and dose about 2ml per 10 gallons every other day.
     
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    I have Flourish Trace would that help?
     
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    flourish trace does not contain iron. :/
     
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    Ok I will get some of that. TY
     
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    i didn't want to get it either but the iron in the ferts i'm using (thrive+) isn't absorbed because of my ph. i recommend purchasing on amazon if you have prime shipping, i just bought a 500ml bottle for less than 10 bucks. (of course the price has randomly gone up since then.....)

    hopefully @Vishaquatics or @SeattleRoy will pitch in in case it isn't just an iron deficiency. i know that some types of anubias, especially coffeefolia, will have new leaves that are yellow
     
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    Don't get discourage d from a lot of views to your thread and minimal responses. They will come in time.Your Thrivec should be feeding them well enough. As above mentioned remove the damaged/yellowing leaves and let the plant focus on fresh new growth instead of having a yellow leave connected to the rhizone where it will try to repair something that is too far gone. In other words cut your lost leaves and new ones will show up. Anubis are slow growers so the greener the leaves are will in turn promote new growth. Root tabs probably won't do much as they are mainly water column feeders unless a stray root from the rhizome makes it to your substrate then it may feed a bit from that. Good luck!
     
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    It sounds like you're already feeding your plants a sufficient amount in terms of ferts. ThriveC is one of my go to recommendations for beginners and ferts. What's the volume of your tank?

    Generally, new growth being yellow indicates a nitrogen or iron deficiency. I'm leaning more toward iron deficiency since the older leaves don't look too bad.

    Another case is just the issue of emersed to submersed growth. Anubias can take up to two months to transition fully from emersed to submersed. Sometimes longer depending on the species
     
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    They are turning green now. :) Is that normal? I haven't gotten any Iron yet?
     
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    Hi @StarGirl15

    @Vishaquatics is correct that when new leaves are yellow it is usually a nitrogen or iron issue. However, since the plants are only a month or so old these "new" leave may have started forming before you purchased the plants. Most Anubias we purchase in stores are grown 'emersed' (out of water) and loss of leaves is not uncommon as they transition to life submerged in water. Continue dosing as you have been and let's see how they look in another month.
     
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    My anubias leaves start out a kind of ivory collor but then turn green
     
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