Those pesky Java Fern babies

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I like Java Ferns, but they tend to put babies everywhere. I end up with little Javas floating throughout the tank. Last night I took some bamboo skewers and tied 9 of the little plants to the skewers using fishing line. Then I shoved the sticks into the substrate and leaned them against the glass. Gives me a chance to grow them out before deciding which tank needs them. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436724792.281642.jpg


 

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When do you detach them from the old leaf? I just had a bunch of baby java ferns die, and I think it was because I left them attached for too long.


 

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That's a really good idea, I can see others doing the same thing, thanks for posting it
 

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I'm loving how curious your angels are of it!

I bought a narrow leaf Java fern that turned out to be just a bunch of leaves with no rhizome, so I just bundled them up and let them float in my tank. Now I have about 8 baby Java ferns!
 
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When do you detach them from the old leaf? I just had a bunch of baby java ferns die, and I think it was because I left them attached for too long.
Hey Thomas - I am not sure if there is an ideal time to detach them. In my case I don't usually detach them. I eventually find them floating around on their own, usually stuck in a clump of java moss.
 

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I would never think of that on my own for a million years. But now you pointed it out it seems so obvious. That's the mark of a brilliant idea.

Thank you!
 
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