Phoenix Moss (Fissidens fontanus) 1.6 x 1.6 inch Mat
Phoenix Moss (Fissidens fontanus), is a North American aquatic moss that has recently been gaining popularity in the freshwater aquarium industry. This plant is a very fluffy, lush green plant that will attach to most surfaces and can eventually grow into a large mat of impressive size. Like many similar plants, it provides refuge for shrimp and fish fry and makes for an attractive and useful grazing area for shrimp. It can be easily attached to driftwood and rockwork. It is slow-growing and requires low to moderate light.
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).
Phoenix Moss 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.
- 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: Farmed in Asia, but indigenous to North America
- Aquarium placement: Any
- Care: Easy to moderate
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