Red Root Floater (Phyllanthus fluitans) | Splashy Fish

Red Root Floater

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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.

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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

Based on 2 reviews
Jeff G
Helpful Staff

I stopped by the store to buy Red Root Floaters. The person helping me was friendly and knowledgeable. The plants were healthy and are doing great.

Lio H.
Amazing Customer Service

Outstanding experience at Splashy (as usual). The tissue culture plants I purchased were of exceptional quality, definitely buying more. I wholeheartedly give them a well-deserved five-star rating!

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