Phoenix Moss (Fissidens fontanus) Mat or Round Slate
Phoenix Moss is a lovely, but rather rare species that looks great in the home aquarium, terrarium, or vivarium, and we offer it in many options!
Phoenix Moss (Fissidens fontanus), is a North American aquatic moss that has recently been gaining popularity in the freshwater aquarium hobby. 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 two sizes of a solid stainless steel mat form that makes it easy to attach to and begin propagating on rocks, driftwood, or aquarium walls and substrate. We also offer it mounted on a 1.5 inch smooth round slate disc. The moss is grown outdoors 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.
No aquarium plant distributor/nursery/wholesaler/retailer can or will guarantee their plants to be 100% snail free. We cannot guarantee our plants will be snail free.
- 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: Nursery grown, but indigenous to North America
- Aquarium placement: Any
- Care: Easy to moderate
*IMPORTANT* Please "Choose a Variant" above before adding this moss to your cart. The variants we're currently offering are:
- 1.6 x 1.6 inch Stainless Steel Mat (Small Mat)
- 3 x 3 inch Stainless Steel Mat (Large Mat)
- 1.5 inch diameter Round Slate Disc
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