Trident Java Fern - Microsorum pteropus 'Trident'

21 In stock
Aquarium Plants
15.00 AUD
Size :
18.00 AUD

This variant of the ever-popular Java Fern has very distinctive “trident” formations on its leaves!

Trident Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus var. “Trident”) is a fascinating variant of the classic Java Fern.  This variant is distinctive for its narrow leaves that form trident-like formations instead of the straighter, broader leaves of the standard Java Fern.  

Care for this variant is identical to the classic Java Fern, so it should be attached to aquarium décor.  It requires only low to moderate lighting and can thrive in a variety of water parameters, including lightly brackish conditions.  With quality care, the Trident Java Fern will grow at a moderate rate.

In addition to its attractive appearance, Trident Java Fern provides a valuable refuge for aquarium animals, especially dwarf shrimp, nano fish, and fry.  Trident Java Fern can easily flourish and grow to become a major centerpiece of the planted aquarium!

Like most plants, Trident Java Fern will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen and other plant supplements.  However, supplementation is not required for this plant to grow and stay healthy.


What We Like About This Plant:

  • Grows steadily when kept in nutrient-rich water
  • Excellent beginner plant
  • Can be attached to almost any aquarium décor
  • Unique variant of a classic species


Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 68° - 82.4° F (20° - 28° C)
  • pH: 5.0 - 8.0
  • Lighting: Low to moderate
  • Origin: Indigenous to Southeast Asia, cultivated in US nurseries
  • Aquarium placement: Middle and Background, but rhizome should not be completely buried
  • Care: Easy


Priced per rhizome  ( 3-8 + leaves ) 


We can’t ship Livestock and Live Plants to WA and TAS due to State Restrictions. Kindly check out our DOA and other policies before purchase!!

Other things to consider before placing an order:

* Check to see if your tank has enough space.
* Ensure your tank is fully cycled.
* Ensure your new livestock is compatible tank mates for any other fish you currently have (in terms of habitat, species, requirements, temperament, and size)
* Ensure that your water parameters, habitat and temperature are suitable for the species you want to introduce.
* Do not stock your tank too quickly, or suddenly a large influx of fish can unbalance your water parameters that will affect the water quality.
* Do not feed your new fish for 24hrs. They need time to settle in and feel at home. Feeding them too quickly puts their health at risk, and it can even affect your water quality. If you have existing fish in your aquarium, feeding them before releasing the new fish is a good idea.
* Don’t be alarmed if, upon arrival, your fish, shrimp or snail look pale or lethargic. This is normal behaviour while in transit, and they should return to full colour and vibrancy after settling into their new home for a few days.

Also, be aware that livestock often gets stress and lose their colours after the long travel to you, this often happened to most livestock ( shrimps, guppies, plecos, and so on, kindly make sure you have the right set up, the aquarium must be fully cycled with the ideal parameters. Fishes and shrimps will often take from 3-7 days to fully adapt to the new home. If you have any concerns with your set up kindly talk to us or check out some online tutorials before purchase.

At Micro Aquatic shop, we strive to provide excellent service and high-quality products, any concerns kindly contact us asap and often we will get back to you in a few hours during working hours. We do not accept claims when the livestock entered your aquarium as there might be so many factors that can affect the wellbeing of the livestock, on our part we can guarantee that we are always sending out healthy and quality fishes, plants and shrimps to you.

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Customer Reviews

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Trident fern

Excellent quality plants, very happy with shipping as well

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