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blyxa changing colour?flowering???

soton_dave

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ive been dosing EI in my tank for about 4 weeks now and everything is growing rapantly but the new growth on my blyxa is a pinky/golden colour(i'll get a pic up when me cameras charged)
is this normal or should i up my dosing?everything else in the tank is growing and looking healthy.
i dont think its a co2 or circulation problem because i have alot of blyxa all over the tank and its all growing the same colour.

any advice or experiences??

cheers dave
 

ceg4048

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Re: blyxa changing colour????

Yes, it does happen quite regularly. Like so many color changes in other plants, it's not clear what combination of factors causes this.

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Cheers,
 

squiggley

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Re: blyxa changing colour????

Is something like this

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Think it might becaused by "excess" iron
 

soton_dave

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Re: blyxa changing colour????

here are a couple of pics of the blyxa

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after taking the pics i noticed a stem with what looks like a bud on the end,does blyxa flower????

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after looking a bit closer i have counted at least 7 of these stem/buds,so could this change in colour be because of flowering?

cheers dave
 

Mark Evans

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they are flowers.

ceg's had, i've had it and james M has got it I think.....it's catching :lol:

i managed to get one to open underwater, a little white flower....i don't think nature intended it to open though.
 

TBRO

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I've definatley had it happen in my tank, seems to go a more golden/yellow colour after producing the buds. Re-planting seemed to get them back to a green colour. Blyxa is a most bizzare plant!
 

Graeme Edwards

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Yup, looks like a happy helathy plant. The flowers a not much to look at and are underwater flowers. Ive found that when it flowers, the plant is usualy at optimum/full hight.
 

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