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07-25-2005 02:54 AM
vwboy53 I gave up on mine eventually, it just was hanging in there but looked terrible. It is a loosing battle. Soon it will probably root on the bottom and slowly work it's way up. It is a beautiful plant but a pity that it is a marsh plant. It you are desperate to have them, just let them float to the top. It may look scrappy but it would be still alive.
07-25-2005 02:28 AM
Momotaro That's Parrots Feather alright.

It is getting brown because, as previously mentioned, it isn't a true aquatic plant.

07-24-2005 01:57 PM
Safado Here is a picture of what I think Parrot's Feather is. This is life size of what it was a few days ago, 3 days after adding it. It is now straight, and seems to be growing. The tops are no longer pearling nearly as much as a few days ago, and have turned a little brownish.

04-11-2005 12:19 AM
vwboy53 I won't adjust any of my water parameters, I will just leave it be, well I may reduce the fertiliser a little, I got a nasty outbreak of hair algae.
Thanks for the advice!
04-10-2005 03:02 AM
Momotaro Could be, but I think the rotting is due more to the plant being more of a bog plant than a true aquatic than your water parameters.

Hate to see you monkey around with your water when it could well be perfectly fine.

04-09-2005 06:06 AM
vwboy53 Well, at the moment, the rotting is slow, at least for the moment, and some roots have poped up here and there.

My thoughts are that it may be excessive minerals and nutrients of certain types, namely due to the kitty litter substrate which varies considerably in minerals and nutrients. Or maybe the daily liquid fertiliser, or the tablet fertiliser.

Well, thanks for the help. I think I will have to hope it survives, otherwise cut my losses.
04-09-2005 03:06 AM
vwboy53's pic does look like parrot's feather, on the other hand.

04-08-2005 08:56 PM
Originally Posted by bgssamson

Do you think mine is a parrot feather?

can't see your pics?
vwboy53's pic does look like parrot's feather, on the other hand.
04-08-2005 01:06 PM
bgssamson Mike-

Do you think mine is a parrot feather?

04-08-2005 03:11 AM
Momotaro I have seen a few plants go by the common name "Parrot's Feather"!

04-07-2005 12:56 PM
bgssamson Its been in my tank for about 6-8 months now! I have to trim it every 2 weeks.

04-07-2005 04:07 AM
66 north I have some parrots feather as well. At first (about two weeks) if grew rapidly to the surface so I trimmed it down. During that time it also faded from an intense red to a more brown/red. Regrowth has been very slow, new shoots start out intensely red and then quickly fade to the yellow colour.

It looked perfect after that first two weeks in my tank. Sounds like I'll have to take it out Maybe with spring coming I can try it outside.
04-06-2005 07:16 PM
bgssamson [QUOTE=SueNH]Sounds a little odd but I have some sort of milfoil in my tanks that certainly looked like parrots feather when I threw it in the pond. Stuffed some cuttings in the pond last summer and when it broke the surface looked and acted like parrots feather. Lost it's underwater leaves and the few that were left were ratty but there is no doubt in my mind that it came from a reddish topped milfoil I stuffed in the mud.QUOTE]


I think you gave me some of this trimmings, here's the pictures of it (link)

It has been growing in my tank with no problem as you can see very nice.

04-02-2005 06:53 AM
Parrots feather rotting

The plant I assume is parrots feather is the one coming out of the rock in the middle. You can see the wire wrapped around the stems and the stems below rotting.
I made the wire very light, just enough to hold the stems, but they just rot. Even some loose stems floating rot at the bottom!

Any ideas?
04-02-2005 05:29 AM
bigpow my parrot feather has been dying ever since I could remember.
When I first got them, they were very dense and light green in color. The branches were thick and brown in color. That was 6 months ago. Now they're yellowish and sparse/brittle.
However, when I lifted them outside the water, they dried up and died.
I'm all confused now
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