Java Fern From Petco - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
lamthuyduong's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: West Covina, CA
Posts: 126
Java Fern From Petco

I bought a live java fern from a petstore called Petco and I'm not really sure if it's a real aquatic plant or not. The java fern came in a long, round, plastic container and on the bottom of the container was a jello-like substance. It was sold on the shelf with other plants. The plants were not in an aquarium. On the package, it was not called java fern, but rather tropica fern. Although the latin name is microsorium pteropus. The company that produced the so called tropica fern is Complete Aquatic Systems (this information was on the back of the package) Will this java fern live? Has anyone bought this type of java fern from this company before?
lamthuyduong is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 03:16 AM
Doesn't like Kool-Aid
 
Momotaro's Avatar
 
PTrader: (52/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hawthorne, New Jersey
Posts: 10,125
Microsorium pteropus is the Latin name for the plant we all know as Java fern, so you are alright there! I have never seen it grown out of water, although it can be, and is found that way in nature all of the time.

I have no experience taking a Java fern that was grown emmersed, and grown it submersed. That being said, I would treat the plant like any other Java fern. Attach it to some wood or stone. If you plant it in the substrate, be sure not to bury the rhizome. I honestly don't know if it will shed it's leaves like an emmersed grown Echinodorus, so be patient with it!

Mike

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Momotaro is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 04:55 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bigpow's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Petaluma, CA
Posts: 748
Very very slooow growth = extra patience

bigpow is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 05:12 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 439
Quote:
Originally Posted by lamthuyduong
I bought a live java fern from a petstore called Petco and I'm not really sure if it's a real aquatic plant or not. The java fern came in a long, round, plastic container and on the bottom of the container was a jello-like substance. It was sold on the shelf with other plants. The plants were not in an aquarium. On the package, it was not called java fern, but rather tropica fern. Although the latin name is microsorium pteropus. The company that produced the so called tropica fern is Complete Aquatic Systems (this information was on the back of the package) Will this java fern live? Has anyone bought this type of java fern from this company before?
I'm surprised that PetCo actually labelled a plant. They normally throw everything into the plant tank and make you guess what it is.

What shelf was it on? I am envisioning my local PetCo and don't recall seeing plants on shelves.
EricSilver is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 05:16 AM
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,261
Quote:
Originally Posted by EricSilver
I'm surprised that PetCo actually labelled a plant. They normally throw everything into the plant tank and make you guess what it is.

What shelf was it on? I am envisioning my local PetCo and don't recall seeing plants on shelves.
Exactly what I was gonna say At my Petco, usually they just dump many plants in a tank filled with whole bunch of snails.
ninoboy is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 05:16 AM
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CA
Posts: 189
I've seen those before at Petco....they are just different emersed aquatic plants that are sold in little plastic containers. The company that makes them labels them, not PETCO! haha They also have sword plants, bolbitis, and some other plants.
fishfry is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
lamthuyduong's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: West Covina, CA
Posts: 126
Fishfry is right. The company that produced the java fern labeled them not Petco.
lamthuyduong is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 02:12 PM
Guest
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 57
Yep, I work for Petco...and if it weren't for the java ferns in the tubes, I would say they are the worst idea ever to clutter the endcaps... Well, okay, maybe not the worst, goldfish coffin anyone? But still...

The plants themselves are fine, the javas seem to grow well and that's the only way we seem to be able to get them at my store. (I have high hopes for our new vendor though). My problem with them is that two thirds of the plants sold in the tubes are non aquatics!
Dapple is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 02:24 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 1,896
My Petco doesn't even have a light over the live plant tanks!!!! There are two tanks, one is swords and the other is Hornwort, very sad.
Urkevitz is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 07:35 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
ming's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 653
Send a message via AIM to ming Send a message via MSN to ming
At my local petco, there are plants covered in BBA which doesn't look pretty. Would be surprised if anybody bought it thinking thats the way its suppose to look.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Taken down

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Taken down
10G, 2x10W PC Walmart Screw-ins Cherry Shrimp Tank
29G, 2x65W PC Coralife, Flourite Taken down

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Taken down

75G, 2x54W T5, 90lbs Flourite


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ming is online now  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you have to tie java fern to driftwood or rock? lamthuyduong General Planted Tank Discussion 3 08-22-2004 10:41 PM
java fern problems Mike Lazuka General Planted Tank Discussion 4 08-05-2004 02:16 PM
Java fern and java moss on same rock? Shakey General Planted Tank Discussion 8 12-31-2003 11:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome