Re:Crypt melt

Jennifer Orme Van Buskirk wrote Fri., Apr 26:

>After transplanting some crypts to a new tank (same water conditions
>as old tank)  my bueatiful wendtii reds melted to nothing.
>question-  Should I leave the roots in place, and hope it comes back.
> Or should I pull them out of the substrate?

Leave them there.  In my experience, crypts always come back.  They seem to
have a lot of food reserves stored in their roots and underground stems.
Recovery can be quite rapid.

Good luck!

Paul Krombholz                  Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS  39174
Where we are having mild sunny days and cool nights.