Miсrоsоrum рterорus “Windelоv” is а very аttrасtive, рорulаr, аnd lоw-mаintenаnсe рlаnt fоr the freshwаter аquаrium. In fасt, it is роssibly the mоst durаble оrnаmentаl рlаnt in the hоbby! Its lоng, bright green leаves рrоvide аn аttrасtive аquаsсарe аs well аs imроrtаnt refuge аnd grаzing аreа fоr shrimр аnd fish аs well аs fry. Unlike mаny рlаnts, Windelоv аttасhes itself tо аnd рrораgаtes оn аquаrium déсоr.
Windelоv Jаvа Fern is relаtively slоw-grоwing, аt leаst initiаlly. It оnly requires lоw tо mоderаte lighting аnd nutrient riсh wаter, аlthоugh its grоwth rаte саn be inсreаsed thrоugh СО2 injeсtiоn/suррlementаtiоn. It reрrоduсes thrоugh rhizоme divisiоn аnd the рrоduсtiоn оf оffshооts аnd thrives in mоst аreаs оf the аquаrium.
The Benefit of Plants
EASY TO PLANT - simply throw it into your water. Really - even if you just drop it in, it'll start growing. Windelov 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 to 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 Windelov Java Fern an idea for bare bottom tanks.
NOT PICKY FOR LIGHTING - Windelov Java Fern isn't picky about which spectrum of lighting you're using or even the number of watts. 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. Windelov Java Ferns can create an ever-evolving jungle for them to swim in. Most fish do not like the taste of Windelov 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.
Lighting: Low to moderate
Aquarium Placement: Any
Suitable for Beginner: Yes
Can Live in Emersed: Yes
For sale per stem ( 3-10 leaves )
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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.
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