Why is my cabomba dying

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Betta Splendid 1, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    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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  2. thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    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

  3. NympxzieValued MemberMember

    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.
  4. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    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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  5. thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    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


    It's best to cut the dead part. It will grow 2 new stems after.

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  6. Betta Splendid 1Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks for the info

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