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I was searching around the Forum and web trying to identify this growth on a bunch of my Java fern leaves. They seem to have appeared out of nowhere, although my busy schedule may have made me not as observant. In my search, I came across galls, but the articles and posts I’ve seen are much darker bumps and clumpy, whereas these are ruddy and spread apart.
I have bladder snails and a pair for nerites, but nerite eggs would be white, correct? Otherwise I have a shoal of exclamation rasboras, embers, and a few ottos.
I cut the affected leaves off just in case. If anyone could confirm, or suggest what this might be, I’d be thankful for the guidance if they continue appearing.
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Now, I’m reading about spores. I’ve had these plants for over two years, and never have seen them spore before. So if they are, I feel like an idiot!
 

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Now, I’m reading about spores. I’ve had these plants for over two years, and never have seen them spore before. So if they are, I feel like an idiot!
I have not personally seen this... but I'm gonna say spores? I'm curious as well now lol

And yes, nerite eggs are white so definitely not that
 

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Yes, they are spores.
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Oh well. I know for next time. I hope cutting the leaves off won’t do too much harm to them. I’ve had these Java ferns for a number of years now and have propagated them several times. This is the first time any of them produced spores! Thank for the confirmation!
 
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