Java moss - taxiphyllum barbieri - is a moss belonging to the Hypnaceae family. Native to Southeast Asia, it is commonly used in freshwater aquariums. Java moss will float mid-tank, and can be attached to rocks, roots, and driftwood. Java Moss will thrive in low to medium light.
Our Java Moss is sold as a loose portion and its best to tie them to rock or driftwood if you don't want the moss to float around your aquarium.
Moss provides beautiful colour to the landscape and will help keep nitrates down. They are a firm favourite of shrimps, who will often be found grazing inside a moss crop.
Mosses are suitable for any freshwater tropical tank - their slow/medium growth-rate makes them ideal for small nano and shrimp tanks.
Jave moss portions are approximately half a handful (approx 10-20g) which will grow indefinitely and can be trimmed and reused.
Caring for your plant
Moss requires a low to moderate light source.
Java moss is free-floating, but can be attached to rocks or wood.
Ensure mosses are not kept in direct sunlight or excessive light, otherwise the plant may turn brown and die.
Best kept at temperatures of 22-25 degrees celsius.
Freshwater only. Not for use in salt or brackish water.
Cleaning your moss
Moss does not require regular cleaning, but if you have a floating bush which is picking up waste and debris, follow this guide.
The best way to keep large clumps of moss clean is to remove from the tank and gently squeeze into a bucket of aquarium water.
Squeezing it pushes the murky water out. Be sure to check for fish fry anmd shrimp before ahndling your moss.
Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, or age of the plants you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding live plants please contact us.
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