Wrinkled plants??

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by tokiodreamy, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. tokiodreamy

    tokiodreamyWell Known MemberMember

    Hey all! So when it comes to keeping my plants alive I'm pretty experienced. But when it comes to ferts and such I'm still learning a lot!

    My issue is my plants' leaves are wrinkling and I'm not sure why. I'll attach photos. They're wavy and were not like this before.

    Issue happening to:
    Mostly the amazon swords
    Java ferns
    Green crypts

    29g high
    Finnex planted plus 24/7 on 24/7 mode
    Florish tabs for the swords
    Api leaf zone: full dose weekly half dose weekly (doing the half dose since my anubias started having little holes in a few leafs. Doubling the dose was suggested here).
    Api c02 booster: daily

    Tank mates:
    3 platies
    2 black phantom tetras
    1 baby BN pleco

    Other plants:
    Dwarf hairgrass

    Amazon swords above

    Java feens above

    Green crypts above
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 23, 2018
  2. rabbottNew MemberMember

    Have you taken any of them out of the water recently? I was rearranging my plants when I left a few out too long and they curled/wrinkled.

    It could also be a calcium deficiency or missing macro/micro nutrients.
  3. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Is it happening to all the plants or just one? There are some varieties (usually with "crispus" somewhere in the name) that are supposed to look like that.
  4. aniroc

    anirocWell Known MemberMember

    I had this problem awhile back and did some research. A reasonable explanation for curvy edges is that the leaf tissue between the veins is growing faster than the veins.
    It is probably an imbalance of nutrients.
    I would stop all the ferts for two weeks and see what happens.
  5. OP

    tokiodreamyWell Known MemberMember

    I have not taken them out of the water.
    Its happening to my 2 large amazon swords, a couple java fern leaves and a couple green crypts.

    The crypts are cryptocoryne wendtii "green"

    I agree that it's most likely a nutrient imbalance. But I'm not skilled in this area. I'm worried to stop the ferts because of my swords and crypts. Also, i was previously told to double the dose of leaf zone since some of my anubias leaves had small holes appear.

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