Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans) | Splashy Fish

Red Root Floater

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Regular price$5.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • Live Arrival Guarantee
  • Fast shipping
  • 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

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 return to sender for any reason such as but not limited to wrong shipping address, the address is undeliverable, etc.
  5. 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. 
  6. Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. Live Arrival Guarantee claim made after the arrival period is mentioned below. 
  8. 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, Once We approved your claim, You will 

  1. 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.



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

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Red Root Floater, or Phyllanthus Fluitans, is one of the best-looking floating plants for an aquarium. Being native to the Amazon River Basin in South America, their remarkable and stunning red roots submerged in the water while the top of the plant floats on the surface. 


Very adaptable and doing well in a wide range of environments makes Red Root Floater an excellent choice for beginners. Because of its fast spread, the fish can benefit from the natural coverage and feel safe to come out of shelters. Betta fish and other freshwater shrimp can get along with this plant, while large species can be trapped in the dense roots. Keep Red Root Floater away from Goldfish or Oscar Fish tanks because they view this plant as a tasty food. Not only famous for their unique aesthetics, but these floating plants also help maintain the optimal levels of water parameters by absorbing nitrates, promoting the oxidation process and removing biological waste that could harm your fish. 

Red Root Floater prefers living environment close to their natural growing conditions and can survive in low to high light conditions. The color of leaves can change following how much light it receives. These floaters require no additional supplements or CO2 but prefer nutrient-rich water, especially iron. As a floating plant, adding substrate is also unnecessary because the roots stay visible and absorb nutrients from the water. 

Pruning is one of the most critical parts of Red Root Floater care to manage the plants' massive expansion, which may occasionally block the light of other live plants or tank mates below. Ensure the water flow is calm because a lot of movement on the water surface can lead to Red Root Floaters dying. 

What You Can Expect From This Plant

Live well with various tank mates

Easy-to-care plant

Wonderful appearance

Water quality improvement

Act as a safe home for small inhabitants

Surface coverage ability, provides shade and encourages fish to come out of hiding places


Temperature: 70°- 82°F (21°- 28°C) 

pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Minimum tank size: 5 gallons

Water flow: Calm and gentle 


Supplements: not necessary but recommended. Iron-rich fertilizers such as Seachem Flourish Excel and UNS Plant Food Liquid Iron

Lighting: Low to high. Minimum of 6-8 hours of light per day. Led light is preferable 

Origin: America

Potential height: 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Growth rate: Very fast 

Propagation: stalk propagation method

Sell by 10 leaves,  2-3 dime-sized plants with a minimum of 2-3 leaves each

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review

You may also like

Recently viewed