Why is my cabomba dying

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So I bought some cabomba from my LFS like a week ago. Lately one of them have been dying off why is that?ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1437264070.218529.jpg


 

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It's completely normal
Some stems will die off while getting used to their new environment
It will start growing new stems once it gets used to the new environment


 

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What lighting are you using? This is very very important when keeping live plants
Are you dosing any ferts? if so, what brands and types?
What is your pH, temp, and parameters (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate).

I find that fine leaved plants like this require more care than things like ludwigia, wisteria, and hygro.
 
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After remembering that cabomba are considered beginner plants and the rest of the cabomba are doing fine. I assumed it was natural die back in a new aquarium. Do I cut the dead parts or just wait?


 

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Just to add in
Plants need a 6500Kelvin Rate Bulb to survive. You can check if there are numbers that end in a "K" (for example: 6500K)
Cabomba doesn't need any fertilizers or fancy CO2 either. It's a pretty hardy plant that will grow in low light conditions





Betta Splendid 1 said:
After remembering that cabomba are considered beginner plants and the rest of the cabomba are doing fine. I assumed it was natural die back in a new aquarium. Do I cut the dead parts or just wait?
It's best to cut the dead part. It will grow 2 new stems after.


 

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