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tanganyikatapwaterman - 2011-02-05
I have Pteropus latifolia, great plants for Scalares/Angelfishes...but I didn't know that:they can live on rock pile or driftwood.
I have many new plants of latifolia I know places where to add them.
p.s. I've only 2x50W halogen bulbs from ceiling shooting down to open feeding holes of tank and its OK! Full size leaf in every 25-30day's./pH7.5-8.0

thefishkid - 2009-10-25
These are essential for a well-planted tank. They also produce hundreds of smaller ferns each year, which you can plant in your tank!

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  • John - 2010-08-27
    How do you re-plant the smaller ferns in the tank?
    Do you wait until the their are at a certain size and then cut them off?
    Please help!
bob - 2008-03-21
I have taken care of this plant and I would say that thess plants are tough. They breed easily, too. This is one of my favourite aquarium plants.

Barbara - 2006-02-14
there is no excuse not to grow this on a nice peice of bogwood. It can be a pain until it establishes its roots, because it may float around helplessly if not properly tied down. Many people also buy a plant, it entirely dies down to the root but new plants sprout from the dying leaves. this is normal. once established it is absolutely majestic, and will make even a new setup seem ageless. It grows fairly slowly, but once secure in its new setting, it can send out new extensions in all directions very quickly. java fern looks lovely next to anubias, which can also be grown on bogwood. every tank would benefit from this EASY to care for and very lovely plant.


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