What Is This On My Java Fern

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Found these plant like things attached to some of the leaves of my new Java Fern - what are they and will they be a problem in my tank - one plant seemed to have them more than the other two, so I kept that one aside for now.
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I think those little plant things attached to the Java Fern leaves are "baby Java Ferns". That's how it reproduces.
 

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A201 said:
I think those little plant things attached to the Java Fern leaves are "baby Java Ferns". That's how it reproduces.
It is.

Basically that's how new plants are formed, besides cutting up an existing rhizome.
 
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aussieJJDude said:
It is.

Basically that's how new plants are formed, besides cutting up an existing rhizome.
Oh thank you! Whew!
 

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If you don't like the looks of it you can simply remove the part of the leaf. When they are big enough (1-2 inch) I cut the old leaf and plant it like a normal plant in my tank. Works pretty well.
 
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Martin S said:
If you don't like the looks of it you can simply remove the part of the leaf. When they are big enough (1-2 inch) I cut the old leaf and plant it like a normal plant in my tank. Works pretty well.
Great! Thank you!

A201 said:
I think those little plant things attached to the Java Fern leaves are "baby Java Ferns". That's how it reproduces.
I see the little sprout - but the brown things - are those also baby java ferns?
 

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ChrisGee said:
I see the little sprout - but the brown things - are those also baby java ferns?
The brown things are the roots.
 

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