06-25-2020, 04:39 PM
Join Date: Mar 2020
| | Re: Sword with holes on leaves
Originally Posted by mistergreen
can you take a closer picture of the snails? The holes don’t look natural. It’s rare in an aquarium but some snails do eat healthy plants.
I think they're just regular ramshorn snails, together with a few bladder snails:
There's also a single assassin snail, so that the ramshorn snail population doesn't get completely out of hand.
Originally Posted by Michael
Are the holes in all leaves, or just the older ones?
All of them. I haven't seen new growth in a while.
Originally Posted by dwalstad
Lack of calcium doesn't cause little holes in the leaves. It causes the entire leaf to melt/dissolve away and the plant to die.
Ah I was mistaken then.
I should maybe add, the tank has been going for about 15 months.
Also, there's a single leaf that's looking considerably worse, and which I discovered after my original post (it was hidden away by the nearby Java fern). Sorry for the blurry pictures, getting my phone to focus was an impossible task: