RRF's dying fast,help!

  1. shadowfish

    shadowfish Well Known Member Member

    i bought some RRF's from @cichlidman a few days ago and when i put them in they just floated below the surface (other than a few tiny leaves),i have them in a airline tube where theres little current and they keep sinking and dissapearing,i only have a few left and i need help fast!
    i think the problem is that they dont come above the water surface and are drowning.
    i have no clue what to do...i put two plants in a fry box thingy without current and its leaves died and it sank...:( HELP!
  2. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Do you add any fertilizers? It may be that your growing conditions are too different from the grower's and they're melting in response. Any chance of placing some mesh at the surface to hold them up? I don't know if it would work but maybe if their leaves melt away but the crown is kept at the surface it might regrow:;dk
  3. OP

    shadowfish Well Known Member Member

    i dose ferts and excel,im guessing that they didnt like being shipped and where just too worn out...after blowing on 2 tiny plants that have one green leaf and small roots i got it dry and it floated,i put both in the fry thingy.

    those two are the only ones left that have a chance of making it,i can only hope...

    edit:i found another leaf with a few roots so that makes three,i got them all to float!
  4. OP

    shadowfish Well Known Member Member

    well,me and cichlidman worked it out and he send me a replacement,the replacement plants are perfect and are growing good the few days ive had them!

    many thanks to cichledman,and id buy again from him in a heart beat!!!!
  5. jetajockey

    jetajockey Fishlore VIP Member

    Good deal, sounds like the first batch died in transit. Temps are really bad right now for shipping.