• You are viewing the forum as a Guest, please login (you can use your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft account to login) or register using this link: Log in or Sign Up
  • You can now follow UKAPS on Instagram.

Anubias help

Mattant1984

Member
Joined
13 Jun 2022
Messages
173
Location
Canterbury Kent
I had noticed I have some white patches on some anubias leaves. It's only on the anubias that are higher up in the tank all the ones at the bottom are fine.

They have been in the tank for a few months and been fine until recently.
I dose weekly with tnc complete and all other plants ootherplants seem fine

Any ideas??
 

Attachments

  • 20220829_181659.jpg
    20220829_181659.jpg
    729.9 KB · Views: 65
  • 20220829_181621.jpg
    20220829_181621.jpg
    839.2 KB · Views: 49

Mattant1984

Member
Thread starter
Joined
13 Jun 2022
Messages
173
Location
Canterbury Kent
So after posting yesterday about white patches on some of my anubias leaves I decided to take a closer look and cut off one of the leaves.

I had some comments saying it might be biogenic decalcification however on closer inspection the leaves are actually full of holes and the green is just wasting away.

Could anyone give me an idea to what this could be? Is it to do with light? Is the plant lacking something?
(Note: it only seems to be my anubias that are higher up in the tank, the ones down near the substrate seem fine)
Many thanks
 

Attachments

  • 20220830_085117.jpg
    20220830_085117.jpg
    1.1 MB · Views: 42
  • 20220830_085124.jpg
    20220830_085124.jpg
    1.3 MB · Views: 29

Mattant1984

Member
Thread starter
Joined
13 Jun 2022
Messages
173
Location
Canterbury Kent
What's in the tank? That looks like physical damage - got any vegetarians?
There loads ot tetras, angels, denison barbs, corrys, otos, 2 bristlenose.

Most of the damagae doesn't actually go all the way through the leaf it's as if its gone see through
 

tam

Member
Joined
5 May 2011
Messages
1,294
Try feeding them some fresh veggies and see if the damage stops. Courgette is a good one. Cut a slice, pour boiling water over to blanch it, stab it with a fork or spoon handle to weigh it down and drop it in the tank.
 

dw1305

Expert
UKAPS Team
Joined
7 Apr 2008
Messages
14,583
Location
nr Bath

Mattant1984

Member
Thread starter
Joined
13 Jun 2022
Messages
173
Location
Canterbury Kent
Try feeding them some fresh veggies and see if the damage stops. Courgette is a good one. Cut a slice, pour boiling water over to blanch it, stab it with a fork or spoon handle to weigh it down and drop it in the tank.
I will give it a go thanks for the idea 💡
 

dw1305

Expert
UKAPS Team
Joined
7 Apr 2008
Messages
14,583
Location
nr Bath
Hi all,
Little b*ggers I will have to try supplementing their diet with move veggies
Normally they only go for Anubias when they are really short of "greens". Echinodorus spp are their preferred nibble.
will this leaf damage repair itself or should I just remove the leaves??
It won't repair itself. You can either remove the leaves, or wait for them to fall off naturally. If they've damaged a lot of leaves? I might wait for thenm to fall off, because those leaves will still photosynthesise and it will take the plant a long time to grow new leaves (Anubias barteri is a slow grower).

cheers Darrel
 

Mattant1984

Member
Thread starter
Joined
13 Jun 2022
Messages
173
Location
Canterbury Kent
Hi all,

Normally they only go for Anubias when they are really short of "greens". Echinodorus spp are their preferred nibble.

It won't repair itself. You can either remove the leaves, or wait for them to fall off naturally. If they've damaged a lot of leaves? I might wait for thenm to fall off, because those leaves will still photosynthesise and it will take the plant a long time to grow new leaves (Anubias barteri is a slow grower).

cheers Darrel
Thanks again for your help Darrel, top man 👍
 

Conort2

Member
Joined
16 Feb 2018
Messages
1,139
Location
London
Definitely the bristlenose, you need to give them an almost continuous source of veg to keep them distracted. My ancistrus like courgette and go mad for mushrooms. If I don’t add the veg for a night or two my echinodorus take a hammering.

Cheers
 

Mattant1984

Member
Thread starter
Joined
13 Jun 2022
Messages
173
Location
Canterbury Kent
Definitely the bristlenose, you need to give them an almost continuous source of veg to keep them distracted. My ancistrus like courgette and go mad for mushrooms. If I don’t add the veg for a night or two my echinodorus take a hammering.

Cheers
Oh so you feed veg daily? Didn't think they needed it thay often
 
Top