Moss

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Anchor Moss
taxiphyllum sp.

This is an extremely dense, slow growing moss. With regular pruning this moss can be an excellent carpeting plant.

Christmas Moss

Christmas Moss
vesicularia montagnei

To see the true beauty of this moss it needs high lighting. This is a slow growing moss that grows triangular fronds under high lighting, with low lighting it takes another form and could be mistaken for Java Moss.

Coral Moss

Coral Moss
riccardia chamedryfolia

Also know as mini pelia, this moss grows in thick, dense clumps. It has a lush, bright green colour that makes it stand out from other mosses in the aquarium. This moss grows extremely quickly when ties to rock.

Creeping Moss

Creeping Moss
vesicularia sp.

This moss thrives when tied to wood. It can be grown anywhere in the aquarium and stands out due to its upward growing ‘vines’, but its true beauty is only really seen when it is tied to wood and given the chance to creep.

Erect Moss

Erect Moss
vesicularia reticulata

This is an attractive moss that does very well when tied to wood. It can often be confused with Flame Moss, the difference being much narrower ‘shoots’ that grow straight and a very light grass green colouration.

Flame Moss

Flame Moss
taxiphyllum sp.

A lush, deep green moss that grows vertically with long, twisting green shoots. If left to grow this moss can reach heights of up to 10cm but will spread out if pruned regularly. This moss has been used to create some stunning aquascapes when tied to wood.

Java Moss

Java Moss
taxiphyllum barbieri

Easily the most common and easy to grow aquatic moss. This moss will grow well in most conditions, whether its tied to wood or stone.  With regular trimming this moss grows very compact and provides a great hangout for baby shrimp.

Nano Moss

Nano Moss
amblystegium serpens

A slow growing, compact moss that requires high light to flourish. Grown in low light and this moss tends not to grow so dense and grows vertically instead of horizontally.

Peacock Moss

Peacock Moss
taxiphyllum sp.

A very light green moss that seems to grow well in most environments. This moss grows in bunches that shoot up and spread out as they grow, much like the tail of a peacock, hence the name.

Pearl Moss

Pearl Moss
vesicularia sp.

A very different moss that stands out from other moss in the aquarium. This moss can grow up to 8 inches in height and forms tiny ‘leaves’ the entire height of each stem. This moss is a master at trapping O2 bubbles which makes it look like its pearling.

Phoenix Moss

Phoenix Moss
fissidens fontanus

An extremely slow growing moss. This moss can take a long time to establish in the aquarium, but it is well worth the wait. It can grow into huge clumps spanning the length or height of the aquarium given time. This moss is very light in colour, unlike its darker sister fissidens geppii.

Singapore Moss

Singapore Moss
vesicularia dubyana

Not a natural aquatic moss but does extremely well in the aquarium once established. Its grows with large, deep green fronds that make it a real eye catching moss.

Stringy Moss

Stringy Moss
leptodictyum riparium

This moss looks very similar to pearl moss but grows much shorter and thinner. If regular pruning is carried out it makes a great grass like foreground plant in any aquarium.

Weeping Moss

Weeping Moss
vesicularia ferriei

A personal favourite, this moss grows extremely well in any conditions. Tied to a tall rock or piece of wood, this moss drapes and cascades down, making it a real eye catcher and focal point of the aquarium.

Willow Moss

Willow Moss
frontinalis antipyretica

An easy to grow moss that grows much larger fronds that any other. This moss has a great stem like appearance making it a great background plant. The larger leaves also seem to build up biofilm very quickly making it a favourite hangout for baby shrimp.