View Full Version : Weird problems with java moss

08-18-2014, 02:25 PM
Ok, some of you guys might know that i take the occasional(every 2-3 months) visit to the LFS and give them some java moss.
However now my java moss is becoming more brown than green whilst growing it in a small jar. At first it all seemed a bit brown so kept in a place with direct sunlight for a couple of days.
Then when i saw the browning was increasing I kept it out of the sun and expected to fully green up again but instead it has become even more brown.

I dont know how this happening as I have successfully done this before

08-18-2014, 02:27 PM
How often do you change out the water?

08-18-2014, 02:40 PM
once a week

08-18-2014, 02:42 PM
You could try putting some shrimp or a very small fidh so there nutrients.

08-18-2014, 02:44 PM
I grow it in a small jar capacity of maybe 300-400 ml

08-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Oh ok well you could try using ferts.

08-18-2014, 02:55 PM
Those things are expensive here in Dubai can i just add a couple of snails?

08-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Yeah I know here too, yeah well what type? You couple add a red cherry shrimp.

08-18-2014, 03:03 PM
Snails would be fine, just not sure how much they'd help

08-18-2014, 03:07 PM
How long has it been since you moved it out of the sun? Plants can take time to adjust to new environments. In this instance, if the light is causing the plant to die then moving it to the shade wouldn't stop the process right away. You'll still get die off and it will take it a while to put forth new growth. What is brown shouldn't turn green again but if enough of the plant survived, it should make new growth.

08-18-2014, 06:40 PM
So should i just let nature take its course and give it a couple hours of sunlight?

08-18-2014, 06:47 PM
Yeah, that would be best.

08-18-2014, 07:07 PM
If it's going brown it sounds to me like the water is too warm. Java moss, in my experience, burns when the water temperature gets above 80-82F.