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Re: Java fern blight

I've had this happen to my Java ferns. It wiped out nearly all of them. I
have no idea what it is, but I agree that it is not a nutrient deficiency.
Also, I agree that you should cut away the infected plant immediately. I
managed to save some plantlets and they are doing well.

I know that this has come up before, but I have never read of an explanation
or cure. 
Augustine Rodriguez
Rice Lake, WI USA

Frank Wrote:
> Subject: Java fern blight
> I'm currently experiencing something I've never seen of or heard of before
> in one of my planted tanks.  Sections of java fern are turning brown and
> melting, seemingly only the leaves that get touched die right away.  It
> wiped out one section of my java ferns on my driftwood two weeks ago.  Now,
> I am seeing it again. It is beginning to wipe out another, larger section of
> java fern.
> Please, if anyone has any idea what this is, what I can do to stop its
> spread before it destroys my fern forest, what I can do to cure it, please
> let me know.
> My best guess is that it's some sort of fungus rather than some nutrient
> deficiency because the other, non-infected ferns are doing well and so are
> the rest of the plants.
> - -Frank