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FISSIDENS NOBILIS

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FISSIDENS NOBILIS

Description

Fissidens Nobilis Moss (Fissidens nobilis), is a very rare Southeast Asian aquatic moss that is occasionally available for the freshwater aquarium. This plant is a very fluffy, lush green plant with palm-like stems 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 very slow-growing and requires low to moderate lighting.  

Fissidens Nobilis 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). Many aquarists report success with this moss purely through keeping a well-maintained aquarium with no supplementation.

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The benefit of Aquatic Moss

EASY TO MAINTAIN - You do not need any extra Co2 or special lighting. For maintenance, you can trim this plant every few weeks or leave it to grow into a wild looking moss forest for your fish to hide out 

 

FOOD SOURCE FOR SHRIMP AND FRY - This moss can harbor infusorians. These are minute organisms that are a vital first food for newborn fry. Shrimp may also like to feed off the microorganisms on the moss wall.

 

SOFT AND COMFORTING FOR FISH - This moss is not only beautiful but practical too. It will provide a safe place for shrimp, fry, and betta to hide in when they feel stressed. This is especially useful in a breeding tank.

 

CREATE A MOSS WALL OR MOSS CARPET - Sandwich this lush piece of aquatic moss in between plastic or metal mesh, this will create an attractive, green backdrop in your aquarium.

 

PROVIDES SOME OXYGEN - Like plants in general, moss sucks up CO2 and release oxygen in the water. If you don’t like noisy air stones, this moss is a great addition to help you oxygenate your tank.

 

SUCKS UP NITRATES , AMMONIA AND OTHER NASTIES, ALSO HELP TO REDUCE ALGAE - Byproducts of fish waste, nitrates are harmless to most healthy fish under 30ppm, but as their numbers increase over time, they can stress and kill your fish. it’s usually not a large amount. Still, any nitrate absorbent is a benefit to your tank’s ecosystem. 

 

Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 20 -  28
  • pH: 5.8 - 7.5
  • Lighting: Low to moderate
  • Aquarium Placement: Any
  • Care: Easy
  • Suitable for Beginner: Yes
  • Can Live in Emersed: Yes

 

Product details

Established Metal Mesh: 8x8cm

 

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