You will receive a 5x5cm flat portion of Christmas Moss.
Scientific Name: Vesicularia Montagnei
Care Level: Easy
Growth Rate: Slow
Tank Placement: Foreground, can be tied/glued to rock or driftwood
Lighting Requirement: will grow in low to bright light
Ideal Temperature: 70°-86°F (18°-30°C)
Christmas Moss (Vesicularia Montagnei) gets its name from its tendency to grow triangular leaves, which look like mini Christmas trees. Like most aquarium moss, Christmas moss is extremely hardy and can go in almost any planted tank, low-tech or high-tech.
We recommend Christmas Moss for shrimp tanks and can be tied on to some driftwood for a really natural, cushioning effect. I find that this moss species is great to use with baby fish and shrimp as it provides both a nice shelter and a place of food where baby shrimp or fish can live off of.
One of the most often used plants in aquarium maintenance is Christmas moss. Despite not growing quickly, the plant can create a stunning carpet moss in a watery aquarium. The plant received its name from the way its tendrils hang down and overlap to resemble a Christmas tree. This moss is comparatively simple to grow and take care of.
Why is Mini Christmas Moss Preferred Over Christmas Moss?
All the advantages of traditional Christmas moss are present in mini Christmas moss.Comparing it to its typical counterpart, its compact size and form give it an even broader and fuller impression. To the untrained eye, though, its hue is the most noticeable distinction. Mini Christmas Moss is more vivid and lime green in colour than the mosses discussed on this page. For those seeking a moss that is more vivid or unusual in general, this is the ideal aquarium moss alternative.
Tips For Christmas Moss Care
With the correct care, Christmas Moss in aquarium should thrive. Even if it's not the simplest aquatic moss to produce. Light is the most crucial consideration because, unlike its relative Java moss, these species do not prefer to be grown in low-light conditions. It will operate in medium light, but growth will indeed be slower than it would be with brighter bulbs.
If you want to grow Spanish moss, having a running CO2 system is a significant bonus because increased light levels increase the need for CO2. It can easily survive in the weather conditions of Australia.
Any aquatic moss needs to be pruned regularly to be healthy. Christmas moss will eventually die off if allowed to grow unchecked because it will eventually get too thick and the fronds that aren't getting freshwater flow will stop growing.
This may cause the plant to lose its grip on the surface to which it is connected, giving the area an untidy appearance. Simply give the moss a thorough clip a couple of times a year with the pruning shears to avoid all of this. To give your aquarium an even more luxurious appearance, you can reattach any components you take out. Christmas moss care is not a very tough task.
What Does Christmas Moss in an Aquarium Look Like?
Christmas moss does, in fact, resemble a fir tree, but it is a creeping plant that develops horizontal growth into mats rather than vertical growth in Australia. The plant spreads out quite a bit if left to grow unhindered, despite its slow rate of growth. Many aquarists use the plant to cover their tank with a moss wall or as a carpet.
Christmas moss features beautiful, dark green leaves that are round or oval in shape and end in a small point. The leaves are small in size and growing at an angle to the stem.