Coral Moss AKA Mini Pellia (Riccardia chamedryfolia) Mat or Round Slate
Coral Moss (Riccardia chamedryfolia), also known as Mini Pellia, is a rare liverwort from Southeast Asia. This plant is a beautiful deep green that fares better in slightly higher lighting than many moss-like plants in the freshwater aquarium. Like many similar plants, it provides refuge for shrimp and fish fry and makes for an attractive and useful grazing area for shrimp. Coral Moss can easily be attached to driftwood and rockwork. It is slow-growing and requires low to moderate light and, with patience and care, will grow into an expansive, lush mat. With high humidity, it will even grow in a terrestrial environment!
We offer this moss in a 3 x 1.6 inch (Small) and 3 x 3 inch (Large) solid stainless steel mat form that makes it easy to attach to and begin propagating on rocks, driftwood, or aquarium walls and substrate. We also offer it mounted on a 1.5 inch smooth round slate disc. The moss is grown outdoors in Taiwan, and may contain a few pest snails or terrestrial bugs (the bugs will not survive or reproduce underwater).
This is a very easy plant to keep without much extra care, but like all plants, it can benefit from CO2 supplementation, although this is not required. Like many mosses, it does not typically respond positively to most chemical plant supplements. Many aquarists report success with this moss purely through keeping a well-maintained aquarium with no supplementation.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Excellent (and potentially more attractive) alternative to Java Moss
- Can be attached to almost any aquarium or terrarium décor
- Low to moderate light requirements
- Little to no supplements needed
- Temperature: 65° - 77° F (18.3° - 25° C)
- pH: 5.0 - 7.5
- Lighting: Low to moderate
- Origin: Cultivated in nurseries, but indigenous to Southeast Asia
- Aquarium placement: Any
- Care: Easy to moderate
*IMPORTANT* Please "Choose a Variant" above before adding this moss to your cart. The variants we're currently offering are:
- 3 x 1.6 inch Stainless Steel Mat (Small)
- 3 x 3 inch Stainless Steel Mat (Large)
- 1.5 inch diameter Round Slate Disc
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