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Java Moss 1 Oz Cup - Easy Live Fresh Water Aquarium Plants and fry saver

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Java moss cup tightly packed. Size of about bigger than a baseball ball. It’s easy to keep alive in any type of freshwater aquarium and it provides refuge to fish fry and shrimp love it. Great for aquascaping, easy to work with.

Java moss is native to Southeast Asia, it is commonly used in freshwater . It attaches to almost any surface. The identity of this well-known plant is not resolved; formerly thought to be Vesicularia dubyana (Brotherus, 1908), it may actually be Taxiphyllum barbieri.

Java moss does not require any special attention. It accepts all kinds of water, even weakly , and all kinds of qualities. It grows best at 70 to 75° Fahrenheit (21 to 24° Celsius), but can live in temperatures of up to 85 to 90 °F (29 to 32 °C). It makes a good foreground plant. In aquariums it should be planted where there is good water current because debris gets stuck on it easily and gives it a brown fuzzy appearance. Due to its clinging nature Java moss can also be made into a moss wall. This can be accomplished by folding a net and spreading the moss evenly across it. Then, the net can be secured together by polyester strings, and held on the aquarium wall by using suction cups. It is a slow starter until it has established itself.

It is especially popular among raising fry (baby fish) and tadpoles, to protect them from adults. Java moss can also provide food for the newly formed fry, which can be challenging to feed. Some shrimp like to tear the miniature leaves off it to eat.

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