A species growing shorter and more compact than E. acicularis in submersed form. Previously, this plant was marketed as E. parvula but the naming was clarified by Kasselmann(2010).
This plant is a light shade of green with hair-like leaves. It produces creeping runners with single or rosette-like leaves arranged. The root system is not very large but due to its growing habit it can easily be planted in most substrates. This plant should be treated like grass, to get a low and thick carpet...
Fissidens fontanus or the phoenix moss is a real aquatic moss that can attach itself to wood or rock. The leaves are 3 to 5mm long and dark green.
It can survive in non-CO2 injected aquariums, but does better with good CO2 and relatively high light levels. This moss can grow from small particles and even grows back if the wood piece it colonized is allowed to dry out. It can even be seen growing on aquasoil granules. It is particularly prone to colonization by cladophora algae.
A small plant with thorny leaves.