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Old 03-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #1 
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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

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Old 03-21-2013, 10:48 AM   #2 
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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
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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
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you can float the cambomba as well until it grows longer. dont expect it to grow straight though lol.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #5 
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Isn't bladderwort a carnivirous plant?
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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.
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I have to remember that if I ever buy aquatic plants from Petsmart or some where.
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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
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let the top part float ^_^ get rid of the bottom...
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I got rid of the bottom, it was rotten I think. But the top wont float lol is that bad?
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