| | Re: Thick Sturdy Stem Plants?
my fish leave some plants alone and will make life difficult for others
crypts and swords have been 100% a-okay with my fish, along with red tiger lotus, banana plants, and madagascar lace plants
my issue might also just be that the stem plants were unable to root and thus started melting, becoming soft, and therefore tasty for the fish
I'm considering adding more crypts, a ton of Vallisneria (thicker leafed though, I like the look more anyways and think it might stand more of a chance) and defiantly experimenting with various Hygrophilia species (not sure which ones I visually like the best though)
any tips though for helping stem plants get a better root system? I've heard floating them helps and I've also considered placing them in a tank without fish for some time until they grew better roots (but none of my other tanks are as high light as this tank in question will be, so idk if it would be better to let them root in another tank and then move them or to just float them under high lights)
thanks for the help though, I'm still learning and experimenting