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Microsorium pteropus, Java Fern for the Aquarium Gardener

Bob Fenner

Microsorium pteropus

Microsorium pteropus, Java Fern. One of the hardiest of aquarium plants, and certainly at the top of the list of most appropriate, readily available brackish system plant choices.

Bibliography/Further Reading:

Anon. 1992. From the land of Java, Microsorium pteropus, the Java Fern. FAMA 6/92.

Brunner, Gerhard. 1973. Aquarium Plants. T.F.H. Publications, NJ. 159 pp.

Coletti, Ted. 1995. Java Fern: The perfect aquarium plant. TFH 12/95.

James, Barry. 1986. A Fishkeeper's Guide To Aquarium Plants. Salamander Books, U.K.. 117 pp.

Brown, Philip J. 1976. The Java Fern, Microsorium pteropus. TFH 9/76.

Riehl, Rudiger & Hans A. Baensch. 1987. Aquarium Atlas, v. 1. MERGUS, Germany. 992 pp.

Roe, Colin D. 1967. A Manual of Aquarium Plants. Shirley Aquatics, England. 111 pp.

Stodola, Jiri. 1967. Encyclopedia of Water Plants. T.F.H. Publications, NJ. 368 pp.

Whiteside, B. 1970. A fern for the aquarium. The Aquarium 11/70.

Wilkens, Peter. 1975. Some additional observations on the cultivation of Java Fern (Microsorium pteropus). Aquarium Digest International 3:4,75.


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