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.
Liisa Sarakontu INTERNET: lsarakon at hila_hut.fi
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