Originally Posted by Ibn
No idea about the moss on top there, but if Steve (scolley) sees this, hopefully he'll chime in. Steve sent it to Boun, who I got it from.
Wow! It is a miracle
that I stumbled on this thread... Interesting looking and attractive tank BTW.
If you got the moss from Boun, who got it from me, according to my very
loose records, it should have hitched a ride on the Java Fern covered driftwood he was foolish... I mean KIND! Right... that he was kind
enough to buy from me.
In which case, it is either not a fern at all, but a type of benign algae that was growing on the driftwood, ala Gomer's entry in AGA 2004
. Otherwise it could possibly
be some garden variety Java Moss.
But as I recall, I sent the driftwood with some moss attached that had been given to me by John P. (I think). And I belive John indicated that the moss was Taxiphyllum alternans (Taiwan moss), but after reading the TAG v18 #3 moss article, I really, really suspect it is actually Vesicularia ferriei (Weeping moss). I'll see if I can get my 10 yr old to whip out his microscope and ID it for us.