Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java moss)

  • Stock: 23 units in stock
  • Dimensions: 10x7cm
  • Model: 003 POR
  • Origin: Asia
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Taxiphyllum barbieri from South-East Asia is a hardy plant which makes few demands on the water or light. The moss becomes 3-10 cm thick and grows willingly on any surface, so it is ideal for decorating stones and tree roots or concealing installations in the aquarium. Attach the plant with a piece of fishing line or cotton thread until it has gained a hold on the décor. If its growth becomes too luxuriant, it can be pruned with scissors. In breeding aquariums Taxiphyllum barbieri is a wonderful hiding place for the young fish.

With adequate light and fertilisation, the plant will easily cover the line or tie and all you will see is the moss growing nicely on the piece of decor. Shrimp love to graze on this moss and if you place it on your substrate a carpet effect will form.

Ideal for beginners due to the robust and diverse nature of this aquatic plant.

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by Alexander A. on 20/2/2020

A decent gealthy clump of moss well packaged. Have attached to large bog wood to grow. On

by Eric L. on 25/1/2020

Good quality moss, good delivery speed and well packaged.

by Colin H. on 19/8/2019

Came in top condition, & looks great on my bogwood

by Christopher M. on 25/4/2019

A generous sized clump of moss that looked very healthy. I tied it to a rock, two weeks on and it's growing quickly and looks spectacular. Highly recommended!

by dave f. on 28/3/2019

Very healthy pot of moss I don't expect anything less from the aqua essentials crew just waiting for it to grab onto the pebbles I bought it to cover

by Gail C. on 15/3/2019

Nice amount of moss. The shrimps love it. I've (inexpertly) tried to cover ceramic shrimp tubes with moss fibres fastened with fishing wire to soften the look in the tank and also to tempt our cherries into the tubes. I put the rest of it where the amanos and cherries gather, in a loose 'bundle'. It amuses me to watch the Flying Foxes hiding their heads in it and remaining quite still, their bodies exposed. They must like it too.

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