03-18-2010, 12:06 AM
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My Java Fern Had Babies?
So something weird happened over the course of a week or so.
I took some of my Java Ferns and gave them to my mom for her Tetra tank. I tied a few to some Mopani Wood, and some to some stones at the bottom of the tank. After a few days of being in the new tank I noticed some brown growth hanging from the tips of the leaves. I assumed at the time this was some form of hair algae, but I was being lazy and didn't clean it off... for like a week, or maybe two (I'm really lazy sometimes). Today, I stop in to check on her tanks and lo... the hair has grown leaves? Now what I assumed to be the start of some hair algae has more of a root look to it. It's like my ferns have little baby ferns growing from their leaves. I tried to get pics, but as good as the Motorola Droid is for everything else in the world, the camera doesn't focus worth a hoot, and don't even get me started on the voice dialing.
I thought Javas propagated through rhizome growth/splitting?
In short, any idea what this may be? Is it perfectly harmless? If so, how can I get my javas in my 55G to do it, cause it's awesome.