strange crypts

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I went away for a week and when I came back all the leaves on my oldes crpt were dieing yet the baby plant it sent off it's fine, any idea to what caused this.
 

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Not sure.
Clip off all the dieing leaves and the plant may produce new leave from it's base.

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Yup that's what I did but should I cut the major root leading to the baby plant or should I leave it. So far the big plant hasn't had any new growth.
 

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leave it alone for now and see what happens worse case the main root died and the baby can draw nutrients off the older one just a thought tho i'd be afraid to kill it if I cut the main root doo what u think is right
 

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Sometimes Crypts "melt" but will come back from the roots. Take all the old dead,dying leaves out and just leave it alone for at least a month.
 

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isn't melting tho what usually from when u transplant them from one tank to another??
 

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The Cryptocoryne species are often afflicted by what appears to be a sort of "melt". It is referred to as "Crypt Rot" or "Crypt Disease". But in reality it is rather from a shock of being transferred to a different tank, than being any "disease". Cryptocorynes very are sensitive to changes in their environment, such as transferring them to a new tank, changes in pH, etc ... The leaves may melt or rot away at first, but don't throw out the plant - it will re-grow with time. Once it settles in, it will be fine. Only keep cutting off any dying and decaying leaves.
 
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