Cabomba. What's happening? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
PooterFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 166
Cabomba. What's happening?

Hey there betta lovers! I have a question about my green cabomba plant. My problem is its not so green now! About a week and a half ago I bought a healthy looking bunch of it and planted it in my tank. I had 5 sprigs of it total and all but one of them are doing great as far as I can tell. The others are fluffy and green and have grown a few inches but this one has yellow leaves and hasn't grown nor opened up. It has a few little roots now but idk if that matters. I also noticed fuzzy clearish stuff near its stem.

So, I floated it thinking it needs more light as it was in the corner. I just did that tonight to see if it helps.

My tank: 5g
Water change 2x per week roughly 25% and 50% use Prime in new water. A day after each change I add Flourish Comprehensive Supplement enough for 5g

Lighting is 6500k curly bulbs x2, one in the hood and one outside in a desk lamp pointed at my wisteria(it really appreciates it lol)

Only inhabitants are one betta and 2x nerite snails

Tank temp between 78-82 and yes there is a heater and also a filter on low flow

Pics!




If I left out any info please let me know. Any help is appreciated as I searched the web high and low trying to find info on this. Thanks!
PooterFish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 09:48 AM
ao
Member
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,440
Cut it in half and replant the top. the little string with dots on it is utricularia gibba, an annoying bladderwort. you should take it out before it gets tangled in everything
ao is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
PooterFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by aokashi View Post
Cut it in half and replant the top. the little string with dots on it is utricularia gibba, an annoying bladderwort. you should take it out before it gets tangled in everything
Thanks aokashi! I had no idea about the bladderwort, I'll get that out and cut the cabomba in half and see if that works
PooterFish is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 11:55 AM
ao
Member
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,440
you can float the cambomba as well until it grows longer. dont expect it to grow straight though lol.
ao is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 03:38 PM
Member
 
xShainax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Glens Falls NY
Posts: 4,685
Isn't bladderwort a carnivirous plant?

Open your eyes
Now is the time
To rise up
With darkness we'll still shine
xShainax is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 03:39 PM
ao
Member
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,440
yes it is, but the one in question is a pest~
especially if you get moss or something... you will never be able to get rid of it.
ao is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 03:43 PM
Member
 
xShainax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Glens Falls NY
Posts: 4,685
I have to remember that if I ever buy aquatic plants from Petsmart or some where.

Open your eyes
Now is the time
To rise up
With darkness we'll still shine
xShainax is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
PooterFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 166
Well I removed all the bladderwort strands I could find. When I picked up the cabomba it tore in half... So I left the top half in. It doesn't look so good, I'm wondering if I should just take it out and chalk it up as a loss. I'm worried it might affect the healthy plants.. Idk I'm a plant noob haha... I wouldn't really miss it, the four good strands are nice and fill in the back nicely
PooterFish is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 05:43 PM
ao
Member
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,440
let the top part float ^_^ get rid of the bottom...
ao is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
PooterFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 166
I got rid of the bottom, it was rotten I think. But the top wont float lol is that bad?
PooterFish is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S> Cabomba ao Betta Fish Marketplace 3 09-15-2012 01:10 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome