I've had my tank (a 55g) going since about November. One of my first purchases was a beautiful Amazon Sword. The leaves were wide and about 8" long each.
Shortly after getting it set up the leaves all fell off. It did start growing new ones so I wasn't too worried about it.
The problem is that the new leaves only grow about 2-3" inches and then stop. It isn't growing out to be the really big plant anymore. This is very frustrating and I don't know what to do.
All my parameters are spot on. I'm also using presurized CO2
. All the other plants are doing great and growing like weeds.
This is an older picture but it hasn't changed much. Look right in the middle under the driftwood:
One thing to mention: I never trimmed the roots or anything when I put it in. I've been thinking of doing that but never have. Also, it was like this with a gravel substrate as well, I've only changed over to the sand in the past 1-2 months.