Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Well, I've got the dreaded brown spots, holes shredding going on in my java fern.. I don't know what is causing this though... I've had the ferns for about 3 weeks. The roots aren't submersed, right now I'm just having them sort of free float by my driftwood, but the water is very calm in that are of the tank, so they aren't moving at all. I have only had an algae eater in the tank for the last 3 weeks, just a few days ago I got my platys, so I haven't had to add fish food to the tank until recently. Substrate is just regular old gravel. I've got an 11 watt incadescent bulb and its a 5g, Some of the leaves are fine, some aren't so hot, some are in rags (thankfully just the very small leaves). What am I doing wrong, I am worried the plant is going to die! I'm very appreciative of any suggestions.