Gallery Of Java Fern

Right: Microsorium pteropus 'Tropica' is a cultivated variety with a slightly "feathered" leaf. All varieties of Java fern require the same conditions, although this variety may grow slightly faster.

Right: Microsorium pteropus 'Red' has the typical leaf form. Before planting, remove the pot and potting medium and tie the main root (rhizome) to a rock or piece of bogwood. You can place the plant in substrate, but the rhizome must be in open water.

Java fern (Microsorium pteropus) is a popular aquarium plant for many reasons: it is hardy and adaptable and can be kept in aquariums where other plants would not thrive: the tough leaves and slow growth are suited to low light and low nutrient conditions.

The leaves of Java fern contain a chemical that deters most herbivorous fish from eating it. However, large destructive fish, such as oscars (Astronotus oceUatus), or tinfoil barbs (Barbus schwanenfeldi) may still destroy leaves without eating

Black spots often form on the underside of the leaves. These are not damaged areas, but sporangia (spore cases), from which new daughter plants may develop.

Tropica Aquarium Plants

Was this article helpful?

+1 0
Aquarium and Fish Care Tactics

Aquarium and Fish Care Tactics

Who Else Wants To Learn The Secret Tactics For Setting Up And Maintaining A Solid Aquarium Set At Home And Get The Most Exciting Information About Aquarium Fish Care In A Decade. You're about to discover the most comprehensive report on aquarium and fish care you will ever read on the internet in the next five minutes.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment