Taxiphyllum barbieri (TC)
Taxiphyllum barbieri (TC)

Taxiphyllum barbieri (TC)

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This is NOT regular Java moss. It has a finer, softer texture and smaller size compare to Java moss. This is the most widely used moss in Nature Aquarium. It wraps around driftwood and stone extremely well. 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.

Grown emersed, this moss will still need constant moisture. This can be achieved by placing the moss in running water, under a misting system, or in a high humidity terrarium. 

Difficulty: Easy.