Microsorm pteropus “Narrow leaf”, is a form of Java fern with very long, narrow leaves. Java fern is a perfect aquarium plant for both beginners and for experienced hobbyists. It stays small and compact so it can be used in smaller tanks or as a highlight in larger tanks. This plant is very adaptable and will grow in very low light “figh tanks” with no CO2 as well as in higher light levels with supplemental CO2 as long as the water is kept clean.
It is important to attach Java ferns to either a piece of wood or rock and not to bury the roots in the substrate or they can rot. The plant reproduces easily in the aquarium, both by rhizome and by producing plantlets on the tips of older leaves.