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We are excited to finally offer this rare and attractive species of moss in loose portions!
Christmas Moss (Vesicularia montagnei), also known as "Xmas Moss," is a rare, but very popular and attractive species of creeping moss for the freshwater aquarium. This is a great plant to keep in any freshwater aquarium due to its low lighting requirements and ease of care. It grows into bushy patches that are always a favorite hiding place for shrimp and fish fry. It also provides cultivation areas for tiny live food sources such as infusoria and biofilm. Once established in the aquarium, Christmas Moss fronds appear very bushy and have the appearance of pointy, miniature pine trees.
We offer this moss in loose form that makes it easy to attach to and begin propagating on rocks, driftwood, or aquarium walls and substrate.
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.
No aquarium plant distributor/nursery/wholesaler/retailer can or will guarantee their plants to be 100% snail free. We can not guarantee our plants will be snail free.
What We Like About This Plant:
We offer several purchase options for loose Christmas Moss, which can be selected directly under the "Select a Portion" option at the top of this page:
1 Cup - This is a large portion of moss, which is enough to start 4 to 6 patches that will grow out quickly. It is also shipped as a loose portion/bunch in a plastic container.
1/4 lb Bulk (actual weight)
1/2 lb Bulk (actual weight)
1 lb Bulk (actual weight)
1/2 Cup B-Grade Portion - This is moss that has some brown patches, but is still healthy and will continue to grow and rebound with care. Scavenging herbivorous/omnivorous animals such as shrimp, many snails, and many other detritivores will also eat and clean up the dead patches.
1 Cup B-Grade Portion - This is moss that has some brown patches, but is still healthy and will continue to grow and rebound with care. Scavenging herbivorous/omnivorous animals such as shrimp, many snails, and many other detritivores will also eat and clean up the dead patches.