> From: "David Huie" <David.Huie at Bentley_COM>
> Date: Wed, 14 Jun 95 13:11:19 EST
> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #122
> Joanne Stevens:
Actually, it's Stevenson-Barry but that's too long for an internet address!
> What variety of cryptocoryne did you transplant? How well did it
> reacclimate? How different were the water conditions? How many
> leaves did it have(size of plant)?
> I just transplanted a few very large c. wendtii (40+ leaves, 11" tall)
> from the front of the tank to the back and I trimmed the roots like
> you are supposed to--I just wondered whether cryptcoryne rot was
> likely to set in because of the shock to the plant.
Nobody ever told me to trim the roots so I didn't! I can't remember what
the original plants looked like when I got them from That Fish Place about
2 years ago (I was a total novice then!). I just stuck them in some gravel
in a terracotta pot with a dupla laterite ball in each pot. i had a UGF
& I musta done something right cause they grew like crazy!
It's funny though, cause I didn't notice the growth until this year & I
thought back to what puny little things they were. The ones I have separated
& replanted I can't tell how well they're doing since I look at the tank
too often to see a difference. They don't have much of the dupla balls
left so I think I'll add more.
I sent a bunch of plants to some people on the Aquarium list who I think
are now on this list - maybe they can comment regarding melthing or not.
Last I heard was that all plants were looking great.
I can't say I've noticed crypt rot/melt myself.