Java Fern Black Stems.

  1. Nathaniel760

    Nathaniel760 Initiate Member

    I need help this has been the third leaf that that has turned black and fallen off anyone know what might be happening?

    6.5 gallon tank
    2 Asian Ferns that's are doing great with multiple seedling
    3 Anubis Nana doing great but very slow growth
    3 gold fish
    1 pleco
    Sponge filter only.
    2 5ml doses a week of flourish comprehensive
    3 watt LED light
     

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  2. Fahn

    Fahn Fishlore VIP Member

    If you have it buried in the substrate that might be killing it. It needs to be attached to rock or wood.

    3 goldfish and a pleco in a 6.5 gallon?!?! That is extremely overstocked!
     




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    Nathaniel760

    Nathaniel760 Initiate Member

    I have it super glued to a rock and it is above the substrate.
    I'm working on getting a 29 gal. I got these as a gift so hopefully soon I will be able to upgrade
     
  4. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    Could you describe how the rhisome looks- is it healthy?
     
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    Nathaniel760

    Nathaniel760 Initiate Member

    They look about the the same about 90%is green with black spots
     
  6. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    10%black spots is kinda a worry. Sometimes java fern does not do well to excessive amounts of super glue and can 'die back'. Did you only use a little glue?
     
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    Nathaniel760

    Nathaniel760 Initiate Member

    I only put one drop on the rock and held it in place. Could be possible that when I was attaching the other pieces that it flowed to the others
     
  8. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    Regardless, i would just cut off the problem leaves and fingers crossed that it grows in healthy. I noticed that java fern can be a bit finicky at times, and take a while to adapt.
     
  9. s

    smee82 Well Known Member Member

    I would cut off any black stems back to healthy green stems.