Coral Moss AKA Mini Pellia (Riccardia chamedryfolia) on 3+ inch Driftwood
Coral Moss is a fairly uncommon species that is vibrant green color, and we now offer it already mounted to driftwood!
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!
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:
- Already mounted to driftwood for immediate placement in the aquarium
- 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