Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-29-2018, 10:55 AM   #1
Owp
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 125
Water lettuce yellowing

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0166.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	219.3 KB
ID:	309104Attachment 1
Does anyone know why my water lettuce is yellowing? Is it to do with the light, it is quite bright?
__________________

__________________
Owp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 11:03 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Owp View Post
Attachment 309104Attachment 1
Does anyone know why my water lettuce is yellowing? Is it to do with the light, it is quite bright?
Light could be one of the variables, but I used to grow water lettuce in my koi pond. Sometimes it was beautiful, and sometimes it was just raggity. I assumed that the koi were just eating the roots off of it, but I would perk back up for awhile and then look raggity again. I never did find a cause. I did notice the new baby plants that grew from the runners always looked better than the older plants.
__________________

__________________
finnipper59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 11:16 AM   #3
ZxC
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ZxC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Forest City, Ontario
Posts: 1,401
Likely a nutrient deficiency, they can grow in dim light and in extreme light.
__________________
____________________________________________

If it were easy we wouldn't be here
ZxC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 03:08 PM   #4
Owp
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 125
Thanks for the replies guys but I have my water lettuce in an aquarium with Neon tetras and guppies so I dont think they would eat the roots. However mineral deficiency may be a factor I use API leaf zone but I think that is only absorbed through the leaves not the roots.
__________________
Owp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 04:09 PM   #5
ZxC
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ZxC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Forest City, Ontario
Posts: 1,401
Leaf zone is basically water, the water lettuce is starving.
__________________
____________________________________________

If it were easy we wouldn't be here
ZxC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ate, water, water lettuce, yellow

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yellowing brown Aquarium Water HugoBresler Member Introductions 7 01-13-2015 10:04 PM
Cyanobacteria, Popeye, yellowing plants, Dead guppies, Dead Snail. stanneyboy Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 05-26-2011 04:47 AM
Yellowing/Greening Bleeding Heart Tetra & Large Eyes cee219 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 04-29-2006 10:54 AM
Swords yellowing mumrah Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 6 06-27-2005 09:59 AM
Plants still growing, but yellowing tsonnenl Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11 03-01-2004 10:40 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.