Java Fern Live Aquarium Plants | Aquascape Tropical Fish Tank

Java Fern Pot Plant

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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.

This is only apply to live fish order.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

We have a lot of experience with shipping live fish orders. In 2021, Our records showed that we only have a 0.5 % Dead on Arrival rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard is at 1.5%. This means that out of 1000 live orders that we shipped to our customer only 5 orders would have fish that arrived dead.

At Splashy Fish, we ensure that our customers are happy and satisfied with their orders. We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all of our animals that are shipped to the customer via USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

Splashy Fish has the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection if these circumstances include: 

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipped method. 
  2. Shipping address to a PO Box
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer. 
  4. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, FedEx offices no longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  5. Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  6. Live Arrival Guarantee claim made after the arrival period is mentioned below. 
  7. The Fish/Animal have to be in original packaging. 

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

For Snails48 hours of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

How to claim for Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

If there is an incident when your fish are delivered "dead on arrival,” 

  1. Take 1 picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Take 2 pictures of each of the fish bags that is dead on arrival (the pictures have to show the bag in its original condition, unopened with the original rubber band)
For Snail: Snail generally take longer to acclimate, our customer will have 48 hours of posted delivery time to claim for Live Arrival Guarantee. Please place the snail at the one corner of the tank and within 48 hours and any snail didn't move. Please take pictures of the snail where the opening. 
  1. Send us an email to with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number OR messaged us on our social media
  2. Body of the text: Your tracking number
  3. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above. 

After submitting all the information required above it will take us 1 to 3 business days to determine the cause of dead on arrival. If the claim was valid and approved by our team, There is two option for you to choose from:

  1. Complimentary one-time replacement of the fish you ordered (pending current inventory availability). Customers are responsible for the replacement shipping charge. 
  2. Received the store credit for future purchase of the dead on arrival fish excluding the shipping cost. 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim doesn't include all the requirements listed above, Splashy Fish has all the rights to reject your claim.



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.

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