Black Leaves

  1. SeaBones92 Initiate Member

    The leaves on my amazon swords are turning black what is wrong?

  2. EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    If you have any pictures they may help us figure out what's going wrong.

    Also helpful:

    Tank parameters
    Fertilizer regimen
    Substrate type

    The more info we get the quicker the answers will come :)
  3. Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    It could be algae forming. Do you have a pic?
  4. SeaBones92 Initiate Member

    Doubt it is algae. I have a 15 gallon freshwater Amazonian habitat tank. LED lighting, and I have gravel and sand. It is also a relatively new tank. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1406748065.990785.jpg


    I use a liquid based fertilizer by tetramin called flora pride and root tabs by seachem.


    I also have dwarf sword plants and green Myrio which is fading despite having root tabs and liquid fert. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1406748359.539983.jpg ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1406748378.038890.jpg

  5. EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    I'm thinking the lighting is probably inadequate. Hard to say without the specs on your particular lights but just by the eyeball test it doesn't seem bright enough.
  6. SeaBones92 Initiate Member

    Anyone know a good pair of inexpensive lights I could get that would help them grow? I'm on a college student budget.