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Old 01-04-2011, 12:24 PM   #1 
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Question about Java Fern

About 2 months ago I got a small java Fern for FishyFace to have some place to hide and such.

So now the fern ends have "roots"(?) growing off of them. What am I supposed to do? Leave them or pull them off .. what?

I am totally clueless about this.

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Old 01-04-2011, 12:29 PM   #2 
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I would leave them.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:29 PM   #3 
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Roots growing off the tips of java fern is new baby java ferns.....let them grow until you see leaves too...usually they will drop off on their own when they are ready....then attach them to something and enjoy....
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:33 PM   #4 
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Oh nice! Thank you!

I was actually wanting to get a bit more as teh tank is a bit bland.. I guess I do not need to now~
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:31 PM   #5 
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The best way to get new plants is to make your own...lol........and with the sign of adventitious plantlets....it tells you the java fern (Microsorium pteropus) is happy and needs are being met....
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:14 PM   #6 
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Wish mine would do that, but they are much smaller then yours. Though my banana plant seems to be walking away from where I put it xD. My plants are starting to look rather close to death, hope my new light gets here soon x.x. Then I can start growing and propagating the plants and have all my tanks planted :D
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:16 PM   #7 
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Well those babies will grow SLOWLY. Mine did that too and I just recently pulled them all off the parent plant and superglued them to a rock. Note that these babies are a few months old. The biggest maybe being 3-4 inches. So dont expect java fern to take over your tank. At least not in the near future lol.

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:32 PM   #8 
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Good to know!

Nice tip about super gluing them.. I wouldnt have thought about that either.

Thank yoU!
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