Re: Algae (?) on Japanese Rush
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Subject: Re: Algae (?) on Japanese Rush
From: "shaji (s.) bhaskar" <bhaskar at bnr_ca>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 1995 04:17:00 -0400
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>From: KB Koh <KB_Koh at ccm_ipn.intel.com>
>Date: Thu, 27 Apr 95 17:30:03 PST
>Subject: Algae (?) on Japanese Rush
>Two of my Japanese Rush has some sort of growth (like fungus on stale
>bread) on 1-2 leaves . I can't seem to identify it to any algae from the
>Plant FAQ. The colour is clear/white and shape like below. It is about
>2mm high and grow on dying yellowish leaves. My Black Molly don't even
>eat it. Anybody guess what it is?
If it's white/translucent, it is probably a fungus, as you suspect.
You may not be doing anything wrong, though. Japanese Rush (Acorus)
is a marginal plant for aquaria. It is a land plant and most people
don't have much luck with it in a planted tank. It hangs in there for
a while, does not grow much, gets covered in algae, and dies.
However, a couple of people have said on the net that they were able
to get Acorus to grow.