Java Moss is the most common Moss, whose branches are very sparse, the trunk and branches are approximately right angles. It is easy to grow, and adapts to the water quality strong, light requirements are not high, can easily grow into a piece, can adhere to the surface of any object, can also be semi waterscape planting. To propagate by means of lateral branches. Java Moss is often confused with Singapore Moss, which many people think is Java Moss, but the two are quite different.
Java Moss morphological characteristics
Java Moss has sparse branches and is often confused with Singapore Moss, which many people regard as Java Moss, but the two have many differences. Singapore Mosses look like Big Triangle Mosses or Christmas Mosses when the breeding conditions are good, but But under bad conditions it looks more like Java Moss. Javanese Moss, lanceolate pale green leaves, is 2~4mm long, two rows of flat on the branches toward the plane of reproduction and cysts, and it can grow into a thick layer.
Various Uses of Java Moss
Java moss is used by freshwater aquarists for a great deal of reasons. It can be used to soften harsh features in the aquarium. For example, it can cover the wall or floor, or even others to make it look attractive. Moss provides your tank with a more natural feeling if you have ever walked through a forest, you will find moss growing on most surfaces, in a good condition. Possibly java moss is widely used in aquascaping. Aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, stones and rocks in a beautiful way.
Another popular place you'll see java moss is in breeder tanks. Moss creates the ideal place for eggs to attach to, and for fry to hide, in case it is captured by big fish.
It not only provides fry with shelter, but java moss also creates an ideal place to harbor infusorians, which is the perfect first food for it. It also offers shrimp a great hiding place to live in.
Java Moss efficacy and role
It is commonly used for aquascaping and can produce good results. It also has many other benefits like providing protection for eggs, improving tank health and providing food for breeding fish. Nowadays, it is widely used for beautifying the environment of. It has gained the love of many aquaculture lovers because it is easy to grow and keep.
Java Moss cultivation
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℃. However, it can tolerate high temperatures, up to 30℃. The only thing which should be noted is that the growth rate will slow as the temperature of water changes. In cooler waters of around 24℃, it will grow faster, and becomes a healthier plant.
At the same time, it will grow in both low and high light. You'll notice a difference depending on which lighting option that you choose. Low light offers a darker plant, while the high light produces a denser, compact plant. However, the higher the light level, the more likely it will become.
CO2 and fertilization shouldn't be offered to speed their growth, as this plant does not require them and will grow just fine.