Thread: pics of brown spots on anubias.
07-23-2010, 02:53 PM #1
pics of brown spots on anubias.
Here is a pic of what I'm dealing with on my anubias and Amazon swords.
Can anyone let me know if this is due to the algae or something else?
07-23-2010, 02:57 PM #2
07-23-2010, 03:10 PM #3
I havent tried to wipe it off. I suppose that should have been my first thought of something to do.
I thought it was discoloration of the actual leaf though, like a spot that was dieing.
When I get home from work i will try to wipe them and see if that helps. Also, if it is something that simply wipes off would that be something that a small group of Otos or another type of small bottom feeder would be able to keep clean and maintained?
07-23-2010, 03:21 PM #4
07-24-2010, 04:06 AM #5
Well, I brought home 4 Otocinclus cats today. I went out for dinner shortly after getting them in the tank. By the time I got back my anubias and amazon swords were all clean...no more brownish spots.
07-24-2010, 04:49 AM #6
I've had similar looking spots on my plants (and gravel) sometimes. I've found that a good water change will usually make it go away. I think it's the remains of dead algae although I can't tell for sure. I usually try to wipe it off gently. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.