View Full Version : Getting black spots on my Java Fern.

03-10-2008, 06:37 PM
Can anybody please tell me what is causing this and what can I do to fix this little problem. I am using flourish tabs and weekly doses of the liquid flourish.
It is 55 gal tank with twin 48 inch T5 HO bulbs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

03-10-2008, 06:52 PM
normal, it's preparing to produce babies!
leaves will get covered in little black spots, shortly you will see little bumps on the underside that will begin growing roots followed by plantlets

Congratulations Papa

03-10-2008, 07:03 PM
yup they will only grow on one side. First the roots will come then lil leaves. At that point they are usually easy to break off ( without breaking the adult plant )


03-10-2008, 07:05 PM
in no time you'll have millions. Heres my lots from 4 java ferns. ( few weeks ago) I have twice that now. And i only have 0.5 wpg no extras. Think how many you'll have!

03-10-2008, 07:07 PM
Thanks for the quick replies folks I really appreciate it.

03-10-2008, 07:38 PM
and thanks for appreciating it!! :22: i try my best :19:

03-11-2008, 06:22 PM
I have the same thing sailor, my java fern has about 10 of them and i am under a watt per gallon!! try to do water changes to add minerals and co2 since i have no co2 or good lights but they seem to be doing really good! I thought it was bad but looked it up in my books! our plants are replicating itself!!!:19: :19: