Fissidens fontanus which originates from USA. It is a very nice fissidens species and it is truely aquatic. The best part is that the rhizoids of Fissidens fontanus cling on readily to the woods or stones after a while. This fissidens is small in size and not very fast growing
I have had no luck with this moss. I can grow all other types of moss no problem but this will not grow I think part of the reason is I had a half dead plants to work with. Its been 2 months and still no growth. I might try again but buy from a different source. I love how this moss looks. Updat. Turns out I was trying to grow Fissidens splachnobryoides under water. I now have real Fissidens fontanus and this is a great moss. Grows very in high tech or low tech. Growth rate is no slower then other moss. It's bee 2 weeks and I have lots of new growth. Very cool moss
I am looking for a good ground cover for my new 2.5 gallon betta tank. Betta's don't need a lot of CO2 in the water so planting lots of live plants helps control algae. But having lots of plants also fills the tank and makes it look cluttered, so I was thinking a ground-cover will leave plenty of room for little Guppy to swim in while giving him a nice carpet. Would you recommend this plant for a betta tank or is there one that might work better in a small space and fairly low light (I have on LED)?
From my experience, this moss requires more CO2 than light. I would say at least one level higher, i.e. high CO2 med light, med CO2 low light, etc. I got just a little from moss sampler and put them in a NPT, it just sit there doing like nothing, for over half a year now. When I planted it, I dumped couple loosed leaves to my high light tank. At that time the CO2 of the high light tank is not very stable, and soon it flowed out of sight and out of my mind. But recently, after I figure out the CO2 dosing, I was surprise to find a golf ball size of it in a heavily shaded area, looks amazingly healthy. Algae does seem to be easily growing on it, so I think that's why controlling light will actually help it grow.