Plant Bubbles

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I have had a plant called vallisneria spiralis in my tank for about two weeks now and last week I noticed some tiny bubbles rising out from the plant. I did a 100% water change to male sure there is no problem but the plant is still releasing those bubbles. I also have other kinds of plants in my tank but none of them release these sorts of bubbles.
Is there some problem or is it natural..
 

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There's a name for it it's called pearling. Or in this instance because you did a water change some will refer to it as false pearling.

The plants are releasing extra oxygen.
 

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It's a good thing actually - it means the plant is photosynthesizing at a high rate. The bubbles are oxygen, the product of photosynthesis.
 
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Ok but you know it's strange how the distance between each pearl produced is exactly the same... This is the first time I've seen something like that. Thanks for your reply
 

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I'm the case of a water change its caused by excess amounts of gases in the new water it really has nothing to with the plant photosynthesis.

Its caused by off gasing

Trust me I got excited the first time I saw my plants pearl did a little research and realized that it was false pearling due to a water change
 

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True, could be false pearling, but OP did you say that you noticed the bubbles before the water change?
 

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I love watching my plants pearl, the exact same size, the exact same distance, the exact same trail going up... fascinating, I could watch it all day
 

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Some people pay hundreds of dollars to get their plants to do that
 
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So should I conclude that my plant will be able to make it? Because along with pearling the leaves are also rotting...
 

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Pearling and rotting don't usually go hand in hand. My jungle Val has bubbled from where I cut it back, almost like an open wound...
vals do tend to melt when first added to a tank until they adjust...
 

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