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Alternative for java fern?

Looking for alternative for java fern? Just don't like it that much. From a distance it looks great, but up close it just does not look great. Mostly have it stuck in between rocks and drift wood.

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Anubias comes in a few different varieties and requires the same parameters as java fern
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FYI.....I was just posting for the plant info. I have never used this vendor.
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Looking for alternative for java fern? Just don't like it that much. From a distance it looks great, but up close it just does not look great. Mostly have it stuck in between rocks and drift wood.

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Hi Jim_PA,

Which species of java fern (Microsorum pteropus) don't you like? I agree that the normal java isn't really a great looking species but Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov', Microsorum pteropus 'Trident', and Microsorum pteropus 'Needleleaf' can all look really good in a tank.

Along with Anubias there are also the Bolbitis species. I found the standard a little large (20" tall) and unruly but the smaller forms like Bolbitis heteroclita 'Difformis' can add some nice visual interest in an aquascape.

'Windelov' and 'Trident' in a 30 gallon


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Thank you for the info. Java Fern mat (Microsorium pteropus) is what I got, and then put it around my tank. From far back it looks great, but close up not so much.

I really like the Bolbitis, I will have to check into it for sure.
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