Flame Moss (Taxiphyllum sp., “Flame”), is a rare but increasingly 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. What makes this moss distinctive is the long, curly vertical growth of its stems, which resemble an underwater green “fire.” Due to the nature of its stem growth, Flame Moss is an ideal moss for horizontal placement in the aquarium. It also provides cultivation areas for tiny live food sources such as infusoria and biofilm. Once established in the aquarium, Flame Moss can grow into a very impressive, large mat that will contribute to a stunningly beautiful aquascape.
We offer this moss in a solid stainless steel mat form that makes it easy to attach to and begin propagating on rocks, driftwood, or aquarium walls and substrate. 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:
- Extremely attractive alternative to Java Moss
- Can be attached to almost any aquarium décor or left floating in loose form
- Low light requirements
- Little to no supplements needed
- Temperature: 75° - 84° F (23.9° - 28.9° C)
- pH: 5.8 - 7.5
- Lighting: Low to moderate
- Origin: Farmed in Asia, indigenous to Southeast Asia
- Aquarium Placement: Any
- Care: Easy
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