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Re: thin brown appendages on Java ferns

[I've changed the subject to something more descriptive...]

I've seen this question asked (including by me) several times in the archives, but never once answered! ;)

Those are "leaf babies". It's a way that the ferns propagate. They can be removed after a certain size and it will grow on its own.

See this article:

I've seen more of these in my tank when it was just starting out and was deficient in nitrates and potassium. I wonder if a java fern will make more
of these if the conditions aren't good for it?

-- Stephen

> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 20:22:37 EDT
> From: Randliveso at aol_com
> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #210
> Help:  thin brown appendages have started growing on my Java ferns, near the
> tip of the ferns.   What is this, and what should I do about it?  Thanks in
> advance.
> Arkansas, home of Presi... oh, never mind