Java Fern is a popular fresh water aquarium plant. It is scientifically known as Microsorum petropus. This plant was described by Dutch German Botanist known Karl Ludwid Blum in 1833. Java Fern can be found in Southeast Asia, where it grows in countries like Thailand, Malaysia, China and the Philippines. The delicate looking ferns make the aquarium more beautiful. The plant is widely used due to its slow growth and doesn’t require any special care. The slow growth and unique structure of leaves make this plant the most suitable aquarium plant for beginners.
|1||Plant Size||It can grow up to 30 Inches.|
|2||Tank Size||If someone wants to enjoy the full beauty of this plant. Then it should be placed in more than 10 gallons.|
|3||Temperature||Although this plant can survive almost in every condition but for the maximum results and beauty for this plant water temperature should be from 60 to 83 degree Fahrenheit /15-18 degree C.|
|4||Water Conditions||6 to 7.5 is the water requirement suitable for this plant.|
|5||Lighting||Java fern will be healthy in low to moderate light.|
Advantages of Java Ferns for your Fish aquarium.
- Fresh water fish will love this plant as this plant offer cover and provide secure places for nervous fish or fry (baby fish) to hide.
- All live plants help to keep your aquarium stable.
- Java fern leaves are quite tough, hard and almost leathery and that’s why difficult for a fish to nip it.
Vallisneria Americana commonly known as Jungle Val, Tape grass, Eelgrass or Water celery is a fresh water plant. It normally grows in shallow water. It is commonly used in aquariums with fish known for digging, since its deep roots which make it very difficult to dislocate. Because of its size, it should only be used as a background plant, and it can quickly overgrow a small aquarium.
Jungle Val is a very hardy plant that easily adapts to a number of water conditions. These plants are perfect for aggressive fish. As the roots of jungle Val are deep and leaves are tough to uproot.
|1||Size||It can grow up to 6.5 feet that’s why these plants should be placed at the back of aquarium.|
|2||Tank Size||As these plants can grow up to 6 feet or more these plants should be planted not less than 30 Gallons. Gravel or sand as a substrate should be used for planting the plant in aquarium.|
|3||Temperature||These plants are very hardy and bear several conditions but for the best results temperature of aquarium should be in between 64 to 82 degree Fahrenheit (18-28 degree Celsius).|
|4||Water Conditions||Water conditions should fall in 6.0 to 9.0 pH.|
|5||Lighting||For the best performance of this type of plant please provide high quality of light.|
Anubias nana is also known as Dwarf Anubias or Nana. Anubias nana is small attractive aquatic plant with dark green leaves. This plant was first described in 1857. It is extremely hardy plant which is why it is used in aquariums. As Nana or Dwarf Anubias is an extremely hardy plant, which makes this plant most suitable for beginners. It grows slowly and can survive for several years. Occasionally this plant flower, this may occur when it is fully submerged the follower looks like creamy white spadix. One of the most interesting things about Anubias nana is it control the Nitrate levels and oxygenate the water which helps to keep the tank healthier.
|1||Size||This beautiful plant can grow up to 7 inches in size.|
|2||Tank Size||Dwarf Anubias are hardy and doesn’t grow fast, 10 gallon tank will be sufficient.|
|3||Temperature||The suitable temperature for Anubias nana in which these can grow and flourish is 72 to 82 degree Fahrenheit|
|4||Water Conditions||Water conditions should fall in 6.0 to 7.5 pH|
|5||Lighting||Anubias nana will be healthy in low to moderate light.|
|6||Health||Too many nutrients, too much light lead toward algae problem. To avoid the Algae development in leaves plant it in shady area of tank.|