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Old 04-08-2004, 05:24 PM   #1
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unhealthy plants - Fungus or Ich Cysts?

I posted these photos on another forum and was suggested to post here to get inputs.

Below are the pictures of my Rotala indica. I know the quality could've been better, but if you look real hard and close you'd see some white stuff between the leaves/stems. They are also found on my Java Fern and Anacharis. Some suggested they're Ich Cysts others said fungus.

What do you guys think and how do I treat them? Thanks!
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It looks like some type of fungus or mold consuming the dying portions of the plant. What type of lighting do you have? And is that marble chips or shells as a substrate? They can make the water hard and alkaline, which is not good for plants. I don't think the fungus is killing your plants, just taking advantage of decaying material.
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