Java Moss Mat (Taxiphyllum barbieri / Vesicularia dubyana)
Java Moss Mat (Taxiphyllum barbieri / Vesicularia dubyana)
Java Moss Mat (Taxiphyllum barbieri / Vesicularia dubyana)
Java Moss Mat (Taxiphyllum barbieri / Vesicularia dubyana)
Java Moss Mat (Taxiphyllum barbieri / Vesicularia dubyana)
Java Moss Mat (Taxiphyllum barbieri / Vesicularia dubyana)
Java Moss Mat (Taxiphyllum barbieri / Vesicularia dubyana)

Java Moss Mat (Taxiphyllum barbieri / Vesicularia dubyana)

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This is the famous Java Moss (Taxiphyllum barbieri/Vesicularia dubyana), which probably needs no introduction. It is easily the most popular and easy-to-grow live moss in the aquarium hobby. Java Moss is a vibrant green moss that is particularly excellent for aquariums that house fish, snails, and dwarf shrimp, as it provides biofilm, hiding places, and security for all aquarium inhabitants. If you breed shrimp or fish, the fry also greatly appreciate the plant cover. Java Moss is very low-maintenance; it can be kept in any freshwater aquarium and does not need special or high-intensity lighting.


This Java Moss ships as a pre-made cocofiber mat that measures roughly 3 by 4 inches.  Java Moss grows easily along driftwood, rocks, and other surfaces. It can also be grown along the rear glass of your aquarium for an impressive live plant backdrop effect! This moss is also quite practical for the aquarium owner because it removes pollutants from the water, greatly reducing the need for water changes and preventing "smelly tank syndrome."  You may receive some strands of moss that are yellow or brown in color - this is normal and the moss should recover within 2 weeks.

No aquarium plant distributor/nursery/wholesaler/retailer can or will guarantee their plants to be 100% snail free. We cannot guarantee our plants will be snail free.


What We Like About This Plant:

  • Provides refuge for fish and shrimp fry
  • Can be attached to almost any aquarium décor or left floating in loose form
  • Low light requirements
  • Little to no supplements needed


Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 59° - 82° F (15° - 28° C)
  • pH: 5.5 - 7.5
  • Lighting: Low to moderate
  • Origin: Farmed in Asia, indigenous to Southeast Asia
  • Aquarium placement: Any
  • Care: Easy


All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.



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