Java Fern Live Aquarium Plants | Aquascape Tropical Fish Tank

Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)

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  • All our live fish, shrimp, snails are care with love and passion, when through minimum of 14 days quarantined and shipped from Splashy Fish facility in Springfield, Virginia, USA
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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 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

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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A classic of all the classic plants shows the appeal for every aquarium ‘gardener’ not only because of its beauty but because of its low-maintenance as well. Java Fern (scientific name: Microsorum pteropus) is a popular species to the extent that hardly any aquarist does not know it. Native to Asia, Java Fern is a rhizome plant with unique leaf structure which tends to be pointed toward the top and tough enough to live with a huge variety of fish, even the herbivores. 

Java Fern is a less undemanding species. It prefers moderate to high lighting conditions. When exposed to high lights, its leaves will exhibit a darker tone of green. It can also tolerate a wide range of water conditions, from soft acidic to alkaline, and even some reported it goes well in brackish tanks. The plant normally does not need a lot of extra CO2 and substrate fertilizers. Since it mostly absorbs nutrients through its leaves, Java Fern would be much appreciated if you provide them with liquid fertilizers.

Placing Java Fern in aquariums is easier than ever. Either bury them into substrate or attach them to hard surfaces or let them freely float along the water is all accepted. As the plants tend to grow relatively large and have specific wide leaves, it is highly recommended positioning them in the middle to background of the tanks. There, with the average height of 13.5 inches and width of 6-8 inches, they easily form a jungle view for your aquarium.

What You Can Expect From This Plant:

  • Classic plant exhibits a variety tones of green
  • Able to live with a lot of fishes even the herbivores
  • Easy-to-care species


  • Temperature: 68° - 82°F (20° - 28°C) 
  • pH: 6-7
  • GH: 3-8 dGH
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons


  • Supplements: CO2 is not necessary but recommended, liquid fertilizer
  • Lighting: Moderate to high 
  • Origin: Asia
  • Potential height: 13.5 inches (34.3 cm)
  • Aquarium placement: Midground to background
  • Growth rate: Slow 

See more details about care guide for Java Fern here.

Customer Reviews

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Healthiest Java Fern I've ever seen

Absolutely gorgeous Java Fern. I don't think I've seen any as green as these in a while. Will definitely get a few more in the future

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