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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Question dying plants????

Ok, so I just got 3 New plants about a week ago, and I have noticed several dead leaves popping up on the surface of the water, and on the filter intake tube. Is it something I'm doing wrong? Or is there something I'm supposed to be doing,but not...

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 08:14 AM
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Hi :)
can you expand more on what kind of plant you have in your tank? And how it looks right now?
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I'm going to move your thread over to the Planted Betta Tanks section so you can get more help.

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Depending on where you got the plant it could have been grown emersed (which is roots in water and the rest above water--a lot of sellers grow plants this way because they grow faster). If so, it will shed it's leaves and grow new ones in the submersed form. Otherwise like aokashi posted above, knowing what the plant is and how the rest of it looks will give us an idea of what is going on.

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I think one was a rainforest fern, or something like that. I will try to find the labels that came with the plant, and I will try to post some pics.

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Was it perhaps an Amazon fern? Those are mainly bolbitus ferns and should be dealt with like java fern and anubias -- tying to something and leaving the rhizome uncovered.

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YES!!! It the Amazon fern!!! And I the anubias fern too...I was finally able to get a shot of each, but I had to take them out of the tank.my camera is really bad, and the first picture cane in a clump of about 3, but I only did one. Camera(118).jpg

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they are
- water wisteria
- java fern
- Sword
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I disagree with the top plant. It does not look anything like water wisteria to me and I have tons of the stuff. That looks more like a moneywort or similar plant to me. The others are definately java fern -- tie to something, do not bury the roots-- and amazon sword -- plant it in your substrate but not too deep, just the roots, keep the crown (the part between the roots and green part of the leaves) above the substrate otherwise it will not do very good.

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it is the emmersed form of water wisteria. note the slightly spiked leaf edges :)
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I have never seen the leaves quite that small. Even in the emersed form it has bigger leaves just thinner, from my knowledge.

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