Fissidens Fontanus


Highly decorative aquatic moss
Feathery appearance
Dark green coloration
Also suitable for cold water tanks

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Fissidens Fontanus originated from the United States. Fissidens Fontanus, and most other moss, will readily attach themselves to rocks or driftwood surfaces. This plant is a true aquatic moss and can be submerged throughout its lifetime.

In the aquascape, this plant is commonly used as rock or driftwood cover to produce a natural feel in the aquarium. This plant grows slowly, but if tied properly, it can be a stunning moss to display in the aquascape. The proper method to tie Fissidens Fontanus is to separate each fronds of the plant and lay them piece by piece in a parallel pattern. After a while, the fronds will grow outwards and produce a dense mat of Fissidens.

CO2 injection is not of importance to grow Fissidens. The plant can grow with or without CO2. Injecting CO2 does not produce a rapid increase in growth rate. What the plant needs to grow bright green colouration is a lower temperature range, with 25° Celsius being the optimal temperature. In higher temperatures, according to my experience, this plant will produce a darker green colouration and smaller fronds.

Position: Tied to rock or Wood, Moss wall, Foreground (fronds planted into substrate)
Hardiness: Easy
Lighting Requirement: Low
Plant Structure: Moss
pH: 6.0 – 8.0
Temperature: 23 – 28° Celsius
Size: Infinite (keeps growing longer)
Growth Rate: Slow
Portion Size: 5cmx5cm on mesh, rock or similar lose

*Please note that all our plants have been grown submerged and are gathered from our own tanks. Follow all regular procedures of adding plants to a established tank or new setup. As these are from established tanks please make sure that you clean plants properly before adding. We will give a salt and peroxide dip before they go.


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