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VERSICULARIA DUBYANA (Java Moss)

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Live Java Moss is a very hardy plant and will grow in most water types and is compatible with almost all species of fish.

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Vesicularia dubyana was the first tropical aquarium moss ever, originally called “Java moss”. It is widespread in tropical Asia where it occurs in moist habitats and in water. Later a different moss, Taxiphyllum barbieri, was taken for this species and was spread as Java moss in the aquarium hobby.

Java moss is a very hardy plant and will grow in most water types.  The ideal tank conditions include good water current, soft acid water and temperatures between 21-24°C.  However, it will tolerate temperatures up to 30°C. The only thing to note here is that the growth rate will slow the warmer the water is. In cooler waters of around 24°C you’ll get faster growth, and a healthier looking plant.

Java Moss will grow in both low and high light. Low light provides a darker and lankier plant, whereas high lighting produces a denser, compact plant. But, the higher the light level the more algae will grow.  You can add CO2 and fertilization to speed growth rates up, but this plant does not require them and will grow just fine without.

Java moss is compatible with almost all species of fish.

Maintenance

You can let your java moss grow wild, trimming only occasionally when it needs to be, or you can trim it regularly to very specific shapes. To trim you java moss, simply use a pair of scissors to keep it under control.  Other than trimming, java moss doesn’t have any other specific maintenance requirements.

To ensure your moss grows as quickly as possible, put it in place and then leave it – don’t touch it or attempt to move it, just trim when necessary.

In aquariums it should be planted where there is good water current because debris gets stuck on it easily giving a brown fuzzy appearance to this hardy moss. Also, when growing on the bottom of the tank it’s prone to collecting debris, which can be unsightly and even damaging to the plant if large amounts build up. To clean the moss, remove it from the tank and rinse it well in water. Do not worry about being too rough with it, as it’s quite sturdy.

Place of origin: Tropical Asia
Maximum height: 2 – 5 cm
Growth rate: Slow to Moderate
Lighting: Low to high
CO2: Optional
Demands: Easy
Position range: Any
Type: Floating or Attached
Can Grow Emersed/Submerged: No/Yes
Substrate: n/a
Propagation: Rhizome Division
Temperature range: 21 – 24°C preferred, will tolerate 15 – 30°C
pH: 5.5 – 8.0
Hardness: up to 20° dGH

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Specification: VERSICULARIA DUBYANA (Java Moss)

Weight1 kg
Dimensions10 × 10 × 10 cm

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