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Fissidens withering and dying

I just noticed my fissidens have started dying. 2 weeks ago they where lush and healthy but now all of the fissidens in my 90 gallon are looking really bad. They look really thin and have lost their shape.

any idea what it could be? Everything else is fine. The only thing I can think of is maybe the temperature is too high. My thermometer says 77
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Sadly my fissidens have never been healthy :/

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I keep my fiss in a 20l, 40b and a small tupperware. all are lush and green except the 20l, sounds the same as yours. thin, brown, frail looking. Im not sure what the difference is that it dosent like in that tank. except the bulb is a bit blue-er...
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Any pics?

I've got tons of fissidens growing fantastically in my 95G


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High temp could do it. Also have you been ODin excel? That will put the hurt on fissidens, even dosing right where it is.


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I do not use CO2 or ferts but have dirt. I know there are a lot of nutrients in the water because within a week a water lettuce plant I added has grown like crazy compared to the ones in tanks without ferts. The temp is now up to 78.6 F.

I will try to upload a video I took of the fissidens.

also I am not sure if this is related but a while ago some long green strands were growing out of them. not sure if algae or the fissidens.
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I have long green strands grow out of mine. It is just algae.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lF0T7OWDng
you cannot see very well but I do get some closeups. Its just really thin and brown. The temp is still around 77.8
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Do you perhaps have SAE in the tank or any other fish that may be picking at it?

78.6 Fahrenheit is fine. It gets real hot here in summer.
My tank water is often above 82F and mine stays healthy green, but slows in growth. It takes some time to acclimate to new water conditions though.
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I don't think the parameters have changed but I have not tested for a while. I do have SAEs but they have been in there since the beginning. Its not like there are less fissidens its just they have all shrunk back. I will check the parameters before I change the water.
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Sounds and looks like the SAE's are having a snack when you not looking, it is a known fact that they nibble on moss.

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a while ago some long green strands were growing out of them. not sure if algae or the fissidens.
Could have been sporophytes, but without photo, it's just a guess to guide you. Check my avvy.
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