Fissidens Fontanus

Fissidens Fontanus

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General Description

Common Names - Synonyms
Phoenix moss
Order
Dicranales
Genus
Fissidens
Family
Fissidentaceae
Origin - Distribution
  1. Unknown
Level of Difficulty
Beginner / Easy
Height
0-10cm (0-3.9 Inches) High
Growth Rate
Medium
Light Requirements
Medium Light (35-50 PAR)
Co2 Requirements
Recommended (Medium light)
Temperature Tolerance
4 to 26 °C
PH Range
5 to 7.5
Plant Type
Moss or Liverwort
Carbonate Hardness (dKH)
0 to 14 °dKH
Can Be Grown Emmersed?
Unknown
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.

References

Photo 1: Pearling phoenix moss. Source: Mihai Zamfir (Allwissend), 2017. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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