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This is probably Sinningia Ozark Coral Freckles. I put it in a aquarium with artificial light on from 8:00am to 0:00am. The distance to light is about 20cm.

The young leaves were fine until they grew bigger and I found yellow spots within their leaves. I also spotted 2 tiny red dot things ( tiny, like dust ) on the leaves. I touched one of the red dots with a tool and it didn't move; I picked it out. I don't think they are red mites.

Any clues as to what is causing the yellowing?

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Maybe try these resources for some ideas: Gloxinia & Gloxinia (Sinningia) & Bacterial Leaf Diseases of Foliage Plants –  Mike Perry Sep 20 '11 at 14:32
    
I am no native speaker, do you know there are any formal names for what we called "small sinningia" and "super small sinningia"? I already know the name of big sinningia is Gloxinia. –  lamwaiman1988 Sep 20 '11 at 15:43
    
Do you mean this? Grouping of Sinningia Species –  Mike Perry Sep 20 '11 at 16:09
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I found out that. I mean mini sinningia and micro mini sinningia. –  lamwaiman1988 Sep 27 '11 at 14:48
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I consulted some friends in internet. They said those are watermark caused by too much humidity. I think it is quite reasonable. Maybe I will move it out of the aquarium later.

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I believe your friends could well be right, the following comes via the first link I posted above, Gloxinia -- Water from the base, not the top and use only tepid water. Any water getting on the leaves will cause spot diseases. –  Mike Perry Sep 22 '11 at 5:22
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And this link: Bacterial Leaf Diseases of Foliage Plants -- talks about the importance of not wetting the leaves & high humidity, both of which can cause problems resembling what you're currently seeing... –  Mike Perry Sep 22 '11 at 5:39
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