Asian Willow Moss (Fontinalis hypnoides) is nearly identical to its cousin, Fontinallis antipyretica, in both appearance and care and is a very hardy and undemanding live plant – great for beginners and experts alike! It is an alternative to Java Moss that is quickly growing in popularity. It looks almost similar to Java Moss, but the branches and strands are significantly larger and more defined.
This is a great plant to keep in any freshwater aquarium due to its low lighting requirements. It is a moss that is capable of living in cold water tanks as well as tropical tanks. It grows into bushy patches that are always a favorite hiding place for shrimp and fish fry. We definitely foresee this moss becoming one of the most popular plants in the hobby in the near future and we are pleased to offer it in a solid stainless steel mat form that makes it easy to attach and begin propagating on rocks, driftwood, or aquarium substrate. The moss is grown outdoors in Taiwan, and may contain a few pest snails or terrestrial bugs (the bugs will not survive or reproduce underwater).
This is a very easy plant to keep without much extra care, but like all plants, it will benefit from sparing supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen and other plant supplements.
What We Like About This Plant:
– Excellent alternative to Java Moss
– Can be attached to almost any aquarium décor or left floating in loose form
– Low light requirements
– Little to no supplements needed
– Temperature: 59° – 82° F (15° – 28° C)
– pH: 5.5 – 7.5
– Lighting: Low to moderate
– Origin: Asia
– Aquarium Placement: Any
– Care: Easy
3 by 1.6 inch mat; some moss may be yellow or brown, this is normal it will recover within 2 weeks
Grows along driftwood, rocks, and other surfaces; grows along rear glass for a plant backdrop effect
Does not need special or high intensity lighting; can be kept in any freshwater aquarium
Provides biofilm, hiding places, and security for the young when you place it in a breeding tank
Comes with a 100 percent Live Arrival Guarantee