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Old 03-31-2015, 10:58 PM   #1
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Holes in leaves?

Any ideas on why this is happening?

Water parameters are pretty ideal...

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Old 04-01-2015, 12:31 AM   #2
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It appears to be a mineral deficiency.

here's a good article on mineral deficiencies in aquarium plants.
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Any ideas on why this is happening?

Water parameters are pretty ideal...

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Do you have some species of Plecostomus in your tank?
It looks like something is eating at your plant.
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I'm also having the same issue with a very similar plant. I'm wondering if I have a pond snail I can't find yet.


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It appears to be a mineral deficiency.

here's a good article on mineral deficiencies in aquarium plants.
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+1 on mineral deficiency...


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If it's only on older leaves then it could be the natural dying off which allows pests such as pond snails to eat away. Once a hole is opened my RCS nibble at the edge making it bigger. They don't touch healthy leaves.
I remove all leaves with holes and hunt out unwanted pond snails.


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