Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Planted Betta Tanks
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-31-2013, 05:00 PM   #1 
BriGuy
New Member
 
BriGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan
Peacock Fern

I just recently purchased a peacock fern and I have some questions.
First, how well would it grow in a low light setting? (3 LED'S)
Second, it has started to turn clear after about a week of having it in my tank.
(I just have the "roots" buried in some stones) not a NPT
Last, what are some other plants that would work well in a 5 gal with 3 LED'S?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
BriGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 05:06 PM   #2 
CrazyDiamond
Member
 
CrazyDiamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NC
I will be keeping an eye on this thread because I also got a peacock fern over a week ago and it's not doing very well at all :/ it's in a natural jar, I call them my grow out jars, with soil and capped with gravel and it's "melting" however I was told to make sure the top of the plant was above the water because it needs oxygen straight from the air. I've done this and still it's "clear" like yours. There was nothing on the instructions about not fully submerging it, so idk :/ but try getting it to where part of it is above the water? or try floating it.
CrazyDiamond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 05:17 PM   #3 
BriGuy
New Member
 
BriGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan
Never thought about that, that could work!
But the way my tank is set up, it would be near impossible to have it above water.
If that is the case, then I would have to scrap the plant and try something else...
BriGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #4 
SamJustice
Member
 
SamJustice's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NKY
Peacock ferns aren't aquatic.
They're bog plants, i've been told. Quickly looking them up shows they're a tropical plant.

I'll go look up some info on them.
Petsmart suckered me in on this and I've forgotten what to do, since mine died. xD

EDIT
http://www.botanykingdom.com/thechosenones.htm
http://www.araflora.com/p1264/selagi...i_peacock_fern
http://www.gardening.eu/arc/plants/A...61/index_a.asp

In other words, it should do just fine potted.

But, if it was in one of those TopFin tubes, it may have been mis-labeled too. I've heard of that happening.

Last edited by SamJustice; 03-31-2013 at 05:27 PM. Reason: adding links to info
SamJustice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 05:22 PM   #5 
CrazyDiamond
Member
 
CrazyDiamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NC
Yeah like I said they have to have part of their leaves above the water to get oxygen from the air :/
CrazyDiamond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 05:28 PM   #6 
SamJustice
Member
 
SamJustice's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NKY
They shouldn't be in water at all, according to quite a few sites and forums. They should be potted in a mixed substrate.

Which explains why mine died, it was too wet, not in mixed substrate, and I fail with potted plants in general. xD
SamJustice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 05:32 PM   #7 
RowdyBetta
Member
 
RowdyBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The Land of Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows
Lol, me too! which is why I only have a dwarf anubias and a moss ball. Almost impossible to kill.xD
RowdyBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 05:34 PM   #8 
CrazyDiamond
Member
 
CrazyDiamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NC
My moss ball is dying actually lol it's in the same jar as the peacock fern -_- that's a shame, the peacock fern is soooo pretty D:
CrazyDiamond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 05:39 PM   #9 
SamJustice
Member
 
SamJustice's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NKY
I do alright with tank plants.
I've some amazon swords, a few little grass like plants I've forgotten the names of, duckweed (anyone can grow duckweed), some other floating ones I've forgotten, 2 moss balls.

Uhm.. Did you rinse the ball with tap water? if so, it may have absorbed some chlorine into it's center and that'd be whats killing it. Just rinse it out again, squeeze it out real good, and put it in a bowl of tank water and see if that helps it.
SamJustice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 05:41 PM   #10 
homegrown terror
Member
 
homegrown terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tennessee
peacock fern nearly killed our first sorority...we didn't know it wasn't aquatic, put it in and in a matter of hours it had disintegrated, caused the water to stink of sulfur, and had all the girls lying in the gravel.
homegrown terror is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Peacock Fern and "Crested" Java Fern? LebronTheBetta Planted Betta Tanks 10 09-03-2012 09:49 PM
Peacock fern? Felessan Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 3 07-11-2010 01:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.