Java Fern

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Java Fern

Description

Java Fern is a member of the Polypodiaceae family which has more than 60 different genera. Microsorum is a genus within this family, which includes over 50 species of tropical ferns.

Perhaps one of the most popular species within the Microsorum genus is Microsorum pteropus, otherwise known as Java Fern.

It originated from South East Asia and is a jungle plant that typically grows on rocks, the ground and around tree trunks along the waterline of streams and waterfalls. It also grows in tropical rain forests, like grass. It can grow whilst both fully submerged or partially submerged.

Java Fern has been a hobby for a long time, and over the years new varieties have been developed. The most popular ones you’ll find in fish stores are narrow leaf, needle leaf, trident and windelov.

Java Fern is a traditional green aquarium plant and is made up of two main components; rhizome and leaves.

The rhizomes act as an anchor and are dark brown hair-like strings that attach themselves to many different surfaces.

The leaves are very hardy and have a leathery texture in a range of unique shapes, from bushy to spiky. It comes in a variety of greens, from medium to dark green. Typically, the higher the lighting, the darker the green. Some mature leaves develop a few black/brown tiny circular bumps (one method of propagation which we’ll discuss shortly), and occasionally have a few black veiny lines going through the leaves.

The plant can reach heights of about 13.5 inches and can reach 6-8 inches in width. This makes it perfect for a wide variety of tanks, from large community tanks to heavily planted tanks or even a show tank.

The original plant has variants that impact the size and leaf shape. We’ll take a look at some of the most popular aquarium varieties; however, there are other less known varieties available too.

  • Narrow Leaf Java Fern: This plant has narrow leaves, which grow at a steeper angle than the regular Microsorum pteropus. Leaves grow to around 4-8 inches and the plant can grow as high as 12 inches.
  • Needle Leaf Java Fern: This plant has even thinner leaves, and is smaller than the narrow leaf plant. It can grow to heights of 6 inches. True needle leaf Java is fairly rare in the trade.
  • Trident Java Fern: This is one of the more uncommon variants, it has feathery lobed leaves with 2-5 lobes on each side of its leaves. It is shorter than the narrow leaf, but grows quicker, and has more forks in each leave.
  • Windelov Java Fern: A unique variant with finely branched leaf tips. It usually grows to around 8 inches tall.

The benefit of Plants

EASY TO PLANTING  simply throw it into your water. Really - even if you just drop it in, it'll start growing. Java Fern will thrive while floating, or the current may allow it to attach to something that its roots can hold onto. Simply take the piece of décor you want the fern attached too and make a simple bead of glue. The only thing to watch out for is that you don't bury the rhizome (the twig-like portion of the plant). All the roots and leaves extend out of this rhizome. A great benefit to this plant is that it does not require a substrate, making Java Fern an idea for bare bottom tanks.

 

NOT PICKY FOR LIGHTING - Java Fern isn't picky about which spectrum of lighting you're using or even the number of watts. However, Java Fern will do best if provided with a 6700k spectrum bulb. Any range from low to medium-high light is perfect for this plant. At the very high-end range of light, you can actually burn or melt it. So resist the urge to recreate the Sahara Desert over your tank.  Java Fern can live off such little light that many aquarists have forgotten it for several weeks in a bucket and it still lives!

 

FAST AND EASY TO REPRODUCING Tiny Java Ferns are formed at the edge of the leaves. Once they mature they drop off and attach themselves to wherever they should land. You can also break leaves off and let them float in the aquarium. The plant even has an emergency contingency – if it starts to die it immediately produces new plantlets, sometimes as many as 20 babies per leaf. This is a great method for getting ready to set up a new tank or propagating it to give to a new fish friend.

 

FISHES LOVER - Aquarium fish love to swim through these plants. Java Ferns can create an ever-evolving jungle for them to swim in. Most fish do not like the taste of Java Fern, so even many plant-eating fish will not eat it. The leaves are also very thick and rugged. They can take a beating from a large cichlid or some goldfish who just like to play with them.

Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 68-82oF
  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • Lighting: Low to moderate
  • Aquarium Placement: Any
  • Care: Easy
  • Suitable for Beginner: Yes
  • Can Live in Emersed: Yes

  

Note:

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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HOW LONG WILL MY ITEM TAKE TO ARRIVE?


The shipping time consists of twо seсtiоns:

  • Рrосessing Time: Verifiсаtiоn оf оrder detаil, sоurсing, quаlity сheсks, аnd расkаging. Аll orders are disраtсhed frоm the Sydney warehouse within 48 hоurs(from Monday to Thursday) аfter the оrder is рlасed аnd the раyment is reсeived.
  • Shiррing Time: The time that is tаken tо аrrive аt the destinаtiоn аfter disраtсh frоm оur wаrehоuses.

We use a high-security checkout procedure on our website to protect both the customer and Micro Aquatic Shop. This extends our processing time to 3 days as we fully verify our customers and fulfill orders.

SHIPPING TIME

For any livestock you have in your order, we will ship them via express service. This will usually take from 1-3 days to reach you. (after leaving our workshop)

Any other dry goods, bonsai, plants, and accessories, we will send via normal post. Usually, you will receive the items within 3-7 business day (after leaving our workshop)

Note: Most often, we will deliver the orders we packed during the day to the local courier, and they will be on the way to you.

How we pack our livestock:

When having fish shipped to you, it is important to plan accordingly so that your fish arrive in good health and with as little stress (to them) as possible. Unlike receiving a regular parcel, some extra care and planning must be taken to ensure the safe arrival of your fish.

This is how we pack our fishes/shrimps/snails:

Our livestock will be carefully selected and caught out and bagged with plenty of water and oxygen,

*For shrimps, we will put a bit of plastic net mesh in to grab on so they can stay relaxed and secure in their journey to the new home.

We then wrap bubble wrap around the fish bag and will carefully place it in a Foam Box. *Foam boxes are great to create a stable environment and temperature for the livestock when shipping, and they are also very durable. We then slid the foam box into a parcel bag then sealed it with a lot of fragile stickers around it.

Shipping Schedule  in our current Sydney Workshop:

  • Our order processing and shipping period is from Monday to Thursday
  • From Monday to Wednesday we focus on sending out all livestock orders.
  • On Wednesday and Thursday, we try to pack and ship the rest of the dry goods.

Note: We can’t ship livestock from Thursday to Sunday because, this is too close to the weekend and we don’t want that our livestock stays at the courier service's warehouse over the weekend, Kindly understand, this is for the well-being of the livestock.

*All shipping times exclude courier delays.

SHIPPING TIME FOR “HANDPICKED PRODUCTS” CATEGORY

Our “handpicked products” are shipped from our international warehouse located in Asia. The processing time for the “Handpicked Products” category is 1-3 business days and may extend to 5 days during peak times.

The shipping time is between 7-20 business days (Please keep in mind that the processing time is not included in the shipping time). Orders are not shipped or delivered on weekends or holidays. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in the shipment of your order, we will contact you via email.


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ОRDER & TRАСKING:

When you рlасe yоur оrder with us, yоu will reсeive а Соnfirmаtiоn emаil, соnfirming yоur Оrder No. аnd рurсhаse detаils.

Оnсe yоur оrder hаs shiррed, we will send yоu аnоther Shiррing Uрdаte emаil with yоur trасking number. Tо trасk yоur расkаge, simрly сliсk оn the рrоvided link.

ОRDER & TRАСKING for Handpicked Products:

When yоu рlасe yоur оrder with us, yоu will reсeive а Рurсhаse Соnfirmаtiоn emаil соnfirming yоur Оrder No. аnd рurсhаse detаils. Yоur оrder will be рrосessed fоr stосking, расking, аnd shiррing аnd this nоrmаlly tаkes 1-5 business dаys. When this is соmрleted, yоu will reсeive а Shiррing Соnfirmаtiоn emаil.

Оnсe yоur оrder hаs shiррed, we will send yоu аnоther Shiррing Uрdаte emаil with yоur trасking number. Trасking infоrmаtiоn mаy nоt be аvаilаble fоr the first соuрle оf dаys аfter yоu reсeive yоur Shiррing Uрdаte emаil. Some dаys mаy раss between расkаge sсаns. But, we аssure yоu thаt this is nоrmаl аnd will nоt аffeсt yоur exрeсted delivery time.

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Gorgeous Plant

A fabulous looking plant

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