Shrinking Plants Help

  1. FishFor2018

    FishFor2018 Well Known Member Member

    I have two Anubias that i recently moved to a 10 gallon with a mystery snail and a Betta. Every since I moved them into there they have been shrinking and i don't know why. They get three plus hours if sunlight every day. I do every other week water changes (%25).
    Any Help Is Appreciated!
     
  2. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    What do you mean by shrinking?
     
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    FishFor2018

    FishFor2018 Well Known Member Member

    The leaves seem to have gotten smaller ever since I put them in the tank.
     
  4. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    I really don’t think that’s possible. Can you post a picture of it?
     
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    FishFor2018

    FishFor2018 Well Known Member Member

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    FishFor2018

    FishFor2018 Well Known Member Member

    I”be never had live plants so I might just be overreacting. Lol
     
  7. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    That’s an amazon sword... Those are new leaves that are forming.
     
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    FishFor2018

    FishFor2018 Well Known Member Member

    Omg lol the employee from the store said it was Anubias! Thank you! Is there anything special I have to do for Amazon swords. Right now they are tied to a Little Rock thing with fishing line.
     
  9. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    Plant them into the substrate without burying the crown, that’s where the leaves come from. They don’t really need anything special but they would benefit from an occasional root tab.
     
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    FishFor2018

    FishFor2018 Well Known Member Member

    Okay on it. What is a root tab? Sorry I’m new to this
     
  11. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    It’s a small tablet which is full of nutrients that you bury into the substrate. It feeds the plants through their roots. I’d recommend the flourish root tabs.
     
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    FishFor2018

    FishFor2018 Well Known Member Member

    Okay I will get some. Thank you for your help!