I think I finally figured out what the damage to my echonidorus osiris
was attributable--my Panaque has apparently been grazing algae from
the leaves and scraping the leaves, damaging the leaf tissue--I
wouldn't have figured it out if I hadn't noticed the picture in The
Optimum Aquarium where he talks about leaf damage and has the
photos--and my leaves looked identical to the ones it indicated were
damaged by ancistrus. The leaves have been growing for a week now
with no new damage now that I put the Panaque in my little anubias
tank...apparently those leaves are too tough to be effected.
Thanks for everyone's help on that problem.
Anyone heard anything about the black-leaved echonidorus being
cultivated in Europe?
Anyone have any recommendations on good stem plants for 18" tall
tanks. My h. polysperma gets too wiry when you have to cut it so
often so it doesn't grow out of the water. The rotala rotundafolia
looks fairly good, though. Any other recommendations? I need
high-light eaters and preferrably something red-brown...but green's