Bolbitus (BULLET PROOF) heudelotii, African Water Fern
You can thank our late friend, the botanical explorer of West Africa Jean-Pierre Heudelot. Our man Jean-Pierre found this cool plant and gave it the heudelotii name. These plants are coming to you DIRECTLY from Africa to Dustin's tanks and on to yours.
Yep. These are the perfect plants for me to import and for you to keep in your aquarium... why?
First- they can handle the abuse of cichlids with their hardy, thick leaves.
Second- They can adapt to almost any tank conditions. I have always kept them in slightly harder water but I hear they can take softer water as well. Like other ferns such as Java Fern, or its smaller cousin, Baby Bolbitus...
Bolbitus likes to be tied to something. Think of it like you would Anubias. Tie it to a nice rock or driftwood. The one slight drawback to Bolbitus is that it isn't the fastest growing plant.
Because of it's slightly slower growth habit- I've always kept Bolbitus in a bit more water flow, which it seems to like and keeps algae off of it.
Grab a cool piece of driftwood, some super glue or wire and make yourself some Bolbitus trees for your tank.
DON'T MISS THIS PLANT. It's made for Any Skill Level.
Ask us for a FREE Piece of Metal Wire to tie down you Bolbitus
I ordered 1 large bolbitus fern from this store and other bolbitus from other stores and some from aquabid. The one from this store puts the rest to shame and has now become my centerpiece plant in my west african biotope for my fahaka puffer. Since it has grown so much I keep half of it above water and half of it under water. I thought the plant would mostly grow emersed as it is so slow growin submersed, but to my surprise it has grown great above and under the water line. 8/8 Gr8 Plant.
I ordered 2 large Bolbitus, and the portions were huge. If Africa is out of Bolbitus it is because I have it. It all came in very healthy. If you have a large tank or fish that kill every other type of plant, this is the plant for you.