Java Moss (Taxiphyllum barbieri)

Java Moss Care Guide: Growing a Carpet in Aquarium & More

Java Moss is perfect for beginner fish keepers wishing to introduce this moss into their aquarium. Experimenting with where to place this moss can be interesting, as their rhizoids allow them to attach to any surface, granted this makes controlling its growth somewhat difficult. A tank size of at least 5 gallons (19 L) is needed, but depending on how often Java Moss is pruned and whether more than two moss are planted, their growth will need to be accommodated with a 10 gallon (38 L) tank. Low fluorescent or LED lights are recommended for Java Moss, as they do not require bright lights, especially as this will spur algae reproduction.