Java Fern Microsorum Pteropus Live Plant Bunched

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Microsorum pteropus, commonly known as Java Fern, is one of the most popular aquatic plants on the market. It is very easy to keep and grow, a perfect plant for beginners. Java Fern is very tough, fish that attack plants cannot destroy it, and herbivores do not eat it.

Java ferns are slow growers, and require very few nutrients to survive. Java ferns draw nourishment from the water, and not from the substrate. Like Anubias, Java Fern will attach its roots to driftwood, rocks or any rough surface - do not bury the rhizome in gravel or substrate or it will rot.


Supplied loose in a bunch (no pot)
Photo is for illustrative purposes only.

Positioning: Midground
Origin: Tropical Asia
Habitat: Riverbanks
Growth rate: Slow
Supplied height: approx 15-20cm / 6-8"
Max height in cm: 30cm / 12"
Ideal temp: 24-28 degrees celcius
Ideal pH: 6.0-7.2
Light demand: Moderate
CO2 demand: Low

Please note: whilst every effort is made to prevent or remove snails and snail eggs, we do not use copper treatments in our systems (because copper is also harmful to shrimp) so cannot absolutely guarantee snail-free. If you are concerned about snails, we recommended that you dip your plants in a snail preventative solution, such as Esha Gastropex, prior to adding to your aquarium. We do not recommend buying treated plants, or administering copper or anti-snail treatments if you have shrimp in your aquarium. Snails are perfectly safe in an aquarium and will not harm your fish.