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Old 03-05-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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Hitchhiker moss?

Has anyone ever had this happen? I found some moss growing ON some DW that I've had in my tank for months... the wood is just mopani I bought at petsmart (I liked this piece because it had holes in it, which I stuffed with large gravel to keep some anubias rooted in place). I've only ever had fissidens and flame moss in this tank.. the flame moss was removed about 6 weeks ago because I got sick of trimming it... but this definitely isn't flame moss, it almost looks like christmas moss, but I've never had any moss grow attached to wood or stay that low to it.

You'll have to excuse the lame cell phone shots but you can see it just above the knot in the wood on the lower right

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It is growing attached to the wood, it doesn't seem like it just settled there (I don't know how it could have gotten there anyways).
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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Mosses can hitchike just like anything else. The first picture makes me pretty positive it is Christmas moss. Enjoy it, it's a great moss.
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Need a better close up shot of the moss.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:14 PM   #4
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I had moss hitchhike in a cluster of java fern that I got in those plastic tubes from PetSmart. I got really excited and it is slowly growing.

Enjoy your moss!
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