Re: Java Fern

Erik Olson wrote: 
> I was cleaning out my tank yesterday, when I noticed that some of the roots
> of my Java Ferns are sprouting little new java fernlets.  Not the 
> rhizome, but the little hairy roots coming out of the rhizome.  I've 
> never seen this happen before.  Is this common?  What's happening here?

I have seen that happening in my tanks too. I think that Java
Fern just is able to grow a new fernlet from any part of itself, when
the conditions are right. I don't remember that those baby ferns have
ever grown to adult size, but Java Fern always grows very slowly in my 
poorly lit low-tech tanks. 

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