Bad Plant

Here, roots are growing through the pot, along with a few small plantlets and fully formed leaves. This shows vigorous growth and general good health.

These roots are not in perfect condition, but given the right environment and providing the roots are intact, even plants in this condition may start to grow new, healthy leaves.

Small Holes Leaves Aquarium Plants

transport and handling, although it may take a few days to show up.

Bent and broken leaves, along with small holes, are an indication that the leaves on this plant will not last long before they begin to rot.

Look for fully formed leaves, with no holes or weak stems.

Here, roots are growing through the pot, along with a few small plantlets and fully formed leaves. This shows vigorous growth and general good health.

the correct places to ensure that problems do not develop as they grow and spread.

Even in well-equipped and well-tended planted tanks there are always some plants that do better than others, and a few that simply never "take" to the aquarium. Bearing this in mind, it is always worth introducing a number of different species to see which ones do better than others. Then you can simply remove and replace the.ones that do not thrive with more suitable alternatives.

Identifying healthy plants

Keeping an eye out for a few simple clues should enable you to choose the best specimens. As a general rule, new growth is a good sign of a healthy plant.

Leaves The appearance of plant leaves varies a great deal between species, but generally speaking, leaves should not have any holes, yellow or brown patches, or transparent areas. If they are in a weak condition, many stem plants lose their lower leaves, so check to see if any of these are missing. Nevertheless, if such a plant has good root growth, you

These roots are not in perfect condition, but given the right environment and providing the roots are intact, even plants in this condition may start to grow new, healthy leaves.

Bent and broken leaves, along with small holes, are an indication that the leaves on this plant will not last long before they begin to rot.

can still plant it, leave it to establish for a period of time, and then take top cuttings to replace the original plant.

Yellow patches on leaves, particularly toward the edges, indicate a lack of iron or other nutrients. Plants in this condition will recover, but the damaged leaves usually die before being replaced by new growth. Yellowing of the leaves is particularly common in Echinodorus species. Brown patches or holes indicate overall poor health, but if only one or two leaves are affected, the rest of the plant may be healthy and you can simply remove the damaged leaves. Remember that some plants, such as many Cryptocoryne species, have naturally brown leaves.

Leaves that appear transparent and thin in places may be showing signs of physical damage and affected areas are likely to die, often taking the rest of the leaf with them. Vallisneria species are particularly prone to this problem. This kind of damage often occurs during

Choosing a healthy plant

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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