Thread: White Fuzz on Bulb of Plant
08-01-2010, 03:33 AM #1
White Fuzz on Bulb of Plant
I am trying my first live plant in my tank. I bought a package of bulbs from Walmart labeled Hardy Aponogeton Bulbs. I dropped one in to begin and it has 5 or 6 good green stems coming from it.
However, recently it has also developed a white fuzz on the bulb. I assume this is mold of some sort. Is it bad for the tank? Should I take it out or leave it in as long as the plant keeps growing.
Last edited by Flakes4Bait; 08-01-2010 at 03:37 AM.16 Gallon Bow Front 3 Fancy Guppies - 1 Lamp Eye Tetra - 3 Albino Corys
08-01-2010, 03:58 AM #2
08-01-2010, 03:05 PM #3
Is the bulb soft? If so, it could be rotting. I don't know much about bulbs but have read if growing fungus they should be removed because they are rotting. I don't know if removing it and hitting it with some peroxide will help or not. I think I would remove it myself. Some fungus is toxic to fish. But as already stated, I know little about aquarium bulbs.
08-02-2010, 02:34 AM #4
08-02-2010, 03:45 AM #5
How far should I bury it? All the way?16 Gallon Bow Front 3 Fancy Guppies - 1 Lamp Eye Tetra - 3 Albino Corys
08-02-2010, 03:50 AM #6
08-02-2010, 10:51 AM #7
08-02-2010, 12:49 PM #8
If the bulb turns out to be bad, probably not worth it but I think on the back of the packing for the bulbs is a mailing address where you send in the "bad" bulbs and they send you new ones.
08-02-2010, 02:47 PM #9
Yeah, I didn't pay much for them so I probably won't look for a refund. The two I've put in so far do seem to be growing though. I'm excited to get some real plants in there.
I was also thinking about maybe putting some Java Fern or Java Moss in there. I heard those are pretty easy. Will I get snails if I buy those though?16 Gallon Bow Front 3 Fancy Guppies - 1 Lamp Eye Tetra - 3 Albino Corys
08-02-2010, 03:25 PM #10Originally Posted by Flakes4Bait