With its full, green leaves, the Java Fern does well in almost
any freshwater aquarium. It's hardy enough for a first-time owner
and can be planted alone or in groups-tank space permitting.
Test water weekly to assess water quality. It is recommended
that 10% of youraquarium water be changed per week. At the very
least, 25% of your aquariumwater should be changed per month. For
optimal health, regular water changes not only prevent the
undesirable accumulation of excess nutrients, but also remove
excess nitrates and waste products of the fish and plants.
Place your aquarium in a low-traffic area, away from direct
sunlight and drafts.
Planting your natural aquarium:
Usually stay very short and help fill in the front part of the
Middle ground plants:
These plants grow anywhere form 4-10 inches tall.
These are the fastest-growing and tallest plants.
Things to watch for:
- Poor growth
- Brown spots on leaves
- Plants appear weak, pale green to yellow, stems have few
- Plants cease to grow and die off
- Stem plants have long internodes and small leaves
If you notice any of the signs described above, check your
aquariumwater quality and consult an in-store Aquatics