blyxa changing colour?flowering???

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by soton_dave, 22 Aug 2009.

  1. soton_dave

    soton_dave Member

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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
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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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,
     
  3. squiggley

    squiggley Member

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    Re: blyxa changing colour????

    Is something like this

    blyxa.jpg

    Think it might becaused by "excess" iron
     
  4. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    Re: blyxa changing colour????

    looks fine to me :D
     
  5. soton_dave

    soton_dave Member

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    Re: blyxa changing colour????

    here are a couple of pics of the blyxa

    IMG_0107.jpg

    IMG_0108.jpg

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

    IMG_0109.jpg

    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
     
  6. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    It certainly looks like a flower stalk and bud :)

    Not heard of Blyxa flowering before :)

    Sam
     
  7. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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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.
     
  8. TBRO

    TBRO Member

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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!
     
  9. Graeme Edwards

    Graeme Edwards Founder Staff Member

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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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