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I've had this nana petite for about 2 months now.  It recently got covered in diatoms and then I introduced otos who ate the diatoms off but the edges of some leaves still look brown and some leaves have dark spots now.  Is that a new algae? a deficiency? Maybe those were gaps in the diatoms and the plant made more chlorophyll there?  I tried rubbing the leaves an nothing came off.  I googled a bit and I saw a few people with similar problems do a quick bleach dip to remove the algae, but I don't want to do that if this isn't algae.

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@CT_honestly i think a bleach dip is too extreme for the plant. I feel like you could end up doing more harm than good using bleach. Id try adding some snail and or shrimp to see if they can clean it up naturally. Or if you have room in the tank you could add some otocinclus they have cleaned up all the anubius and other plants i have in my tank in combination with some nerite snails and pond snails. 

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I find that any kind of dipping is better for BBA or staghorn algae. If you are going to pull the anubias out of the tank. I think you might see better results spraying the leaves with hydrogen peroxide, you could even just pour a little on the leaves. You could dip the whole anubias in hydrogen peroxide for like 30 seconds but the key part is to wipe  the spots off after. You could also soak old filter material or a sponge with hydrogen peroxide and scrub the leaves. I usually wipe the spots off with my fingers after spraying or scrub it with a soaked magic eraser/melamine sponge.

 

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I'm just coming back to this thread with an update for posterity sake in case it can help anyone else.

 

I took out the wood with my anubias on it and squirted hydrogen peroxide until it was soaked on all sides at all angles and let it sit for probably 5 min.  I then dropped it back in the tank where it sad there bubbling for a while.  I didn't think to rinse, but apparently some say as much as 1ml/gallon of H2O2 is safe.  The next day it looked a tiny bit better and day by day its been looking better and better and now a week or two later its spot algae free and looks great!

 

 

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