Bucephalandra Aquatic Plant

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This is only apply to live fish order.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

Benefit from our extensive experience in shipping live fish. In 2021, our records indicated a mere 0.5% dead-on-arrival (DOA) rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard of 1.5%. These numbers translate to only 5 out of 1000 orders experiencing DOA fish.

At Splashy Fish, customer satisfaction is our priority. That's why we provide a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all animals shipped via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please note - Splashy Fish reserves the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection under the following circumstances:

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipping method. 
  2. The shipping address is a PO Box address
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. If the order is returned to the sender for any reason. For instance, an incorrect shipping address, an undeliverable address, etc. 
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, and FedEx offices for longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim is made after the claim period mentioned below. 
  8. The animals are not in their original packaging

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) after the posted delivery time. 

For Snails: 48 hours after the posted delivery time. 

 

Steps to claim Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

  1. Take a picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Please provide two pictures of each bag (containing the dead fish) upon arrival. Ensure the images display the bag in its original, unopened condition with the original rubber band intact
  3. For Snails: Position the snail in one corner of the tank. If the snail does not move within 48 hours, please take several pictures of the snail's opening
  4. Send an email to DOA@splashyfishstore.com with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number, or message us on social media.
  5. In the body of the email, include your tracking number.
  6. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above.

After submitting the required information, please allow us 1-3 business days to determine the cause of the issue. If the claim is valid and approved by our team, you will

  • Receive a store credit for future purchases, excluding the shipping cost, of the dead-on-arrival fish 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not meet all listed requirements, Splashy Fish reserves the right to reject it. 

Shipping live animals and plants is a complex process, and temperature plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure delivery of your order.

If the highest daytime temperature in your location and the lowest nighttime temperature here in Springfield, Virginia—where our facility is situated—fall below 40°F or exceed 90°F, we will proactively delay your order. This measure is taken to prioritize the well-being of the animals and plants.

For the safety of our living cargo and to protect your investment, we retain the right to suspend shipping as necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Our Splashy Fish team will assess the situation and determine if it is unsuitable to ship, considering the safety of the animals.

To stay informed or address any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Splashy Fish Support team via email at support@splashyfishstore.com.

Once our team prints and packs your order, we'll notify you via email. This notification will include your tracking number and the expected arrival day. If you opt for UPS 2 Day shipping, your package should arrive within 2 days after shipment. Similarly, if you choose UPS 1 Day, your order will reach you the day after it is shipped. In the case of orders containing only plants or dry goods, they may be shipped via USPS, provided that this is the selected shipping option during checkout.

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

For more information regarding about shipping please visit us our Shipping Policy and Schedule

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The stunning appearance gives the Buce species (common name: Bucephalandra) its unique status in the world of aquatic plants.
Native to Indonesia (especially found on the island of Borneo), Bucephalandra refers to more than 30 species with various leaf shapes (oval, long and straight; or round and wavy; or droplet) and coloration (from green to blue to even dark purple). Despite the diversity, Buce possesses a distinctive feature that can tell them apart from other aquatic plants: bright shiny spots on its leaves. Such mini iridescent dots can reflect the colors when viewed in different angles, allowing the plants to self-highlight in aquariums.
Bucephalandra is a hardy species. Most of them can thrive under low lighting conditions with little to no CO2 and fertilizers supplementation. Despite the fact, these supplements do benefit the plants in terms of enhancing their color and growth rate as well as the ability to resist algae. Buce can tolerate a wide range of water parameters; however, they prefer soft levels of hardness. Since their wild habitats contain fast-moving currents, they would appreciate being cultivated in similar conditions.
Planting Buce species is not difficult but quite special. They prefer anchoring themselves to hardscapes such as rock or wood to growing in soil. Hence, in doing so, you may need a fishing line or specialised glue to attach and help them establish well to hardscapes. Buce can grow in either emersed or submersed form. When grown underwater, Buce leaves tend to be more delicate yet show more intense bright color hues.

 

What You Can Expect From This Plant:

  • Unique appearance with diverse leaf shapes and colors
  • Hardy disposition
  • Compatible with matured aquascaping tanks

 

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:

  • Temperature: 71° - 82°F (21° - 27°C)
  • pH: 6-8
  • GH: 5 dGH or more (though the species reacts positively with soft water)
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons

CARE GUIDELINES:

  • Supplements: CO2 and fertilizers supplementation is not necessary but highly recommended
  • Lighting: Low
  • Origin: Indonesia, especially mostly found on the island of Borneo
  • Potential height: up to 10 inches (25 cm)
  • Aquarium placement: Foreground to midground
  • Growth rate: Slow
See more details about care guide for Bucephalandra here.

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