Tiger Lotus Potted Plant

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Tiger Lotus (scientific name: Nymphaea zenkeri) is really worth your try as it stuns your aquarium with its pop coloration beside its hardiness and phenomenal fast-growing rate.

Under favourable conditions (moderate to high light with warm water), the plant can reach the desired size of 7-31 inches (around 18-78 cm) high and 9-23 inches (around 23-58 cm) wide. Such dimensions make Tiger Lotus ideal for midground to background positions of aquariums. More interestingly, Tiger Lotus has two kinds of leaf structure. Under submerged conditions, its leaves will resemble a heart shape and grow near its bulb. While growing emersed, they are kind of lily pads floating on the surface of the water. Not only that, the plant is also famous for its color patterns which, easily and mostly seen in the aquarium trade, are green leaves with red variegation or red leaves with darker, reddish-purple stripes.

Tiger Lotus is an easy-to-grow and easy-to-care-for species. To plant them, you only need to place their bulbs gently on the top of the substrate and let their roots self-established. If you notice the bulb floating, wait for them to sink or place them loosely under a piece of hardscape to keep it weighed down. In wild habitats, Tiger Lotus is found in slow to stagnant water with relatively shallow depths. Hence, they will appreciate it if you keep them in a home aquarium sharing similar conditions. 

Tiger Lotus is sometimes reported to release a dangerous chemical that inhibits the growth of other plants. Therefore, you should be careful when planting it with other species (especially sensitive plants). 


What You Can Expect From This Plant:

  • Vibrant red color with interesting variegated pattern 
  • Easy to care for
  • Highlight to aquariums

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:

  • Temperature: 71° - 86°F (22° - 30°C) 
  • pH: 6-8
  • GH: 2-15 dGH
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons

CARE GUIDELINES:

  • Supplements: CO2 supplement and fertiliers are not needed but the plant does benefit from them and will exhibit a vibrant look 
  • Lighting: Moderate to high 
  • Origin: Africa
  • Potential height: 7-31 inches (around 18-78 cm) high and 9-23 inches (around 23-58 cm) wide
  • Aquarium placement: Midground to background
  • Growth rate: Fast 

See more details about care guide for Tiger Lotus here.

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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 DOA@splashyfishstore.com 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.

 

 

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