Taxiphyllum barbieri is frequently called Java moss, but true Java moss, Vesicularia dubyana, was phased out in the 1970s in favor of Taxiphyllum Barbieri. This is a great moss for all tropical aquariums and vivariums because it doesn’t require any special attention. Taxiphyllum tolerates all kinds of water, even mildly brackish, and all kinds of light levels. It can live in temperatures of up to 85 or 90°F (29 to 32°C), although it does best at 70 to 75°F (21 to 24°C). This is a good plant for placing in the foreground on rockwork or driftwood, and it can also be made into a moss wall. This can be achieved by folding a net and spreading the moss across it. Then the net can be tied together by polyester strings, and fixed to the aquarium wall with suction cups. Taxiphyllum barbieri should be placed where there is decent water flow.
Moss is especially good for fry fish (baby fish) to provide both a hiding place and a food source.
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· Popular foreground plant in aquascaping
· Great for beginners; very undemanding
· Cultivated and packaged in sterile settings, which means no pest infestations or diseases occur
· No algae – no snails
· CO2: 0-20mg/L
· Keep it sealed in temperatures ranging from 70°F – 80°F and daylight until ready to plant
· The plants already have submersed leaves, so they do not require acclimation
· A "How to plant" user guide can be found on the inside of the label