Bolbitis heudelotii - African Water Fern

34 In stock
Aquarium Plants
30.00 AUD
30.00 AUD

Bolbitis Heudelotii


Bolbitis heudelotii is a wonderful aquatic plant among the aquarium enthusiasts. It is also referred to as African water fern, African fern, Bolbitis, Bolbitis water fern, Creeping fern or Congo fern. It is distributed in the tropical regions of Africa. It has become more popular in the aquarium hobby due to its uniquely textured foliage and growth form. In the wild it is found as an epiphyte in fast flowing streams, lakes or rivers over sandy or rocky bottoms.

Bolbitis heudelotii or African water fern is a popular aquatic plant. It can grow with low to high light under fully submersed condition. It is often used as a mid-ground specimen plant in tropical freshwater aquarium. It has dark green, semi-translucent with attractive and decorative shape pinnate leaves with 15–40 cm long and 15–25 cm broad. The transparent and dark green leaves make this plant a beautiful addition to almost any aquarium layout.  The leaves are arranged alternately towards each other. This plant has a widely creeping rhizome up to 10 mm in diameter which produces leaves and roots. Rhizome scales are very dark brown in color and lanceolate in shape. 

Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 20 -  28
  • pH: 5.0 - 7.0
  • Lighting: Medium
  • Aquarium Placement: Rock and Driftwood
  • Care: Easy
  • Suitable for Beginner: Yes


Product details

Each portion: 1 rhizome ( 3-5 leaves ) 


What to Expect from Us

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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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