Java Fern Lionfish

Characterized by its intricate, finely dissected fronds, the Java Fern Lionfish adds a touch of elegance and drama to any aquarium. The leaves are a rich, deep green color, which contrasts beautifully with the vibrant shades of many fish and other aquatic flora. Its slow growth rate makes it an excellent choice for aquarium owners, as it requires minimal maintenance while producing an eye-catching display.
Microsorum pteropus &

Java Fern Lionfish

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Microsorum pteropus 'Lionfish,' also recognized by its common name, the Java Fern Lionfish, is a captivating and distinctive aquatic plant that has gained popularity among aquarium enthusiasts. This unique variant of the widely-admired Java Fern, Microsorum pteropus, is renowned for its striking and intricate leaf structure, which closely resembles the graceful fins of a lionfish, hence its name.

Characterized by its intricate, finely dissected fronds, the Java Fern Lionfish adds a touch of elegance and drama to any aquarium. The leaves are a rich, deep green color, which contrasts beautifully with the vibrant shades of many fish and other aquatic flora. Its slow growth rate makes it an excellent choice for aquarium owners, as it requires minimal maintenance while producing an eye-catching display.

The Java Fern Lionfish is highly adaptable to various water conditions, which makes it suitable for both beginner and experienced aquarists. It thrives in moderate to low light settings, and it can flourish in a wide temperature range, typically between 68 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 28 degrees Celsius). This resilience, combined with its ability to thrive in both freshwater and slightly brackish water environments, further enhances its appeal in the aquascaping world.

In addition to its aesthetic qualities, Microsorum pteropus 'Lionfish' offers ecological benefits to the aquarium ecosystem. Its dense foliage provides shelter and refuge for smaller fish and invertebrates, contributing to a more natural and harmonious habitat.

Whether you're seeking to enhance the visual appeal of your aquarium or create a thriving aquatic environment for your fish, the Java Fern Lionfish is an excellent choice. With its remarkable leaf structure and low-maintenance requirements, this unique plant adds a touch of the exotic and a touch of the wild to any underwater landscape, making it a captivating and desirable addition to any aquarist's collection.

  • Loose rhizome | approx. 3+ leaf, loose, bare-root, small portion
  • Potted plants | approx. 3+ leaf, potted plants with rockwool and net pot

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.  

 Scientific Name

Microsorum pteropus ‘Lionfish’

Synonyms

Leptochilus pteropus 'Lionfish'

Common Name

Java Fern Lionfish

Placement

Attached to driftwood, stone, or decoration

CO2

Not required

Growth Rates

Slow

Difficulty Level

Easy

Nutrient Substrate

Not required

Can it grow emerged?

Yes

Lighting Requirements

Slow - High

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       WHAT WE GUARANTEE

      24 Hours Live Arrival Guarantee* - In a rare case of live stocks dead on arrival, we must be notified within 24 hours by the same day of delivery. Please take clear photos of the damaged product and send it to us within 24 hours.  Live Arrival Guarantee will be void after 24 hours of delivery. All replacements are considered final and we will not replace the replacement.

      1. Picture requirements: Take at least 2 clear photos of damaged product in their original, unopened & sealed transparent packing and send photos and orders information to our email within 24 hours: aquariumplantsfactory@gmail.com 
      2. Please do not take picture of damaged plants, or animals in your aquarium. Once they have been introduced to your aquarium's ecosystem. It is no longer covered by our guarantee.

      Please be aware that our Live Arrival Guarantee is subject to certain conditions. Specifically, the guarantee will not be applicable in cases where the package is marked as 'invalid address', 'undeliverable' or is 'returned to sender.' This includes situations such as a vacant delivery address, a missing apartment number, or any other issues that prevent the postal service from delivering your package.

      It is crucial to provide accurate and complete shipping information to ensure the successful delivery of your order and the applicability of the Live Arrival Guarantee.

      Please keep in mind that Live Arrival Guarantee only guarantees that live stocks will be alive upon arrival. We cannot guarantee that you will continue to have success with them. Many factors, including the aquarium environment, water quality, nutrient, temperature, lighting, filter, and CO2 system, can contribute to the failure to grow live plants and live animals.

       

      WHAT WE CAN'T GUARANTEE

      Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

      However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

      1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
      2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
      3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
      4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
      We kindly request that you familiarize yourself with your state's regulations concerning restricted plants, as we are committed to not sending any plants that may be restricted in your jurisdiction. Additionally, we urge you not to release any plants into the wild or waterways, as it can cause significant harm to the local ecosystem by potentially introducing invasive species and disrupting the natural ecological balance. Your understanding and cooperation in protecting the environment are highly appreciated. For your convenience, you can access the continuously updated USDA State Noxious Weed list through this link: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/StateNoxiousWeedsSeedList.pdf. Thank you for your responsible commitment to environmental preservation.

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      Kathy Catron
      Very nice

      I love this plant! Nice and healthy. Good size. A bit of a hassle picking the cotton out,

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      Michael Frost

      Healthy plants, fast shipping, can't wait to order more!

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      Karen Landru
      Healthy Plants

      My plants arrived nice and green, super healthy, and in a timely manner. Fantastic service.

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