• Java Moss Mat (Taxiphyllum barbieri, formerly Vesicularia dubyana) - 3.6 x 3.6 Inch Mat

Java Moss Mat (Taxiphyllum barbieri, formerly Vesicularia dubyana) - 3.6 x 3.6 Inch Mat

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This is the famous Java Moss, 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 really 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 stainless steel mesh mat that measures 3.6 by 3.6 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! Java Moss also 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 will recover within 2 weeks.

What We Like About This Plant:

  • Excellent 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

CARE INFORMATION:

  • 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

 

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