Tiger Lotus Aquatic Plant

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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 DOA@splashyfishstore.com 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 support@splashyfishstore.com.

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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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


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


  • 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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