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    Both Anubias in my 65 have bloomed, and one in my 20.

    Is it advisable to clip off the spent blooms after they fade, or let them develop their seed pods which might burst and new little Anubias shoots spring up from the seeds? Do Anubias even go to seed?

    Would it foul the tank to let the flowers deteriorate?

    It would be nice to have freebie Nubs come up on their own in the substrate, if the plant works that way.

    Anyone do this? What was the outcome?
    20 gal. high: planted; 5 white cloud minnows, 4 golden White Clouds, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

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    It's awesome that your plants are doing so well. The last time you asked this question the answer you received was not to deadhead the flower, nor do they "go to seed". http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=96930
    I usually wait until the flower dies off then cut the stem. I don't know if this is the best way to do it, but I have never had water quality issues.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Thank you, mommy1. I forgot that I had asked about this three years ago. That's how long it has been between bloomings. The link told me what I need to know. Thanks again.
    20 gal. high: planted; 5 white cloud minnows, 4 golden White Clouds, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

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