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Almost certain it's not a buce

I was at one of my LFS the other day and picked up this plant that was ID'd as a buce (can't remember which kind). Well, I went looking to try to figure out what kind and nothing in that category fits that plant, at least that I could find. Well, yesterday I was looking at mosses online and found what I think it is but I can't be certain so I thought I'd ask here.

There are no roots that I can see and the plant just kind of naturally stays in a ball at the bottom of the tank but it's made up of a bunch of different leaves.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-14-2020, 08:05 PM
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Subwassertang, a free floating member of fern family.
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Yeah, I think I'd call my LFS over that mixup if you paid for a Buce. Buce are some of the priciest plants in the hobby and Sub moss is ...well, not.

Nothing good happens fast in an ecosystem.
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Subwassertang, a free floating member of fern family.

That's what I thought it was. Thank you!

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Yeah, I think I'd call my LFS over that mixup if you paid for a Buce. Buce are some of the priciest plants in the hobby and Sub moss is ...well, not.

I'll bring it up when I go in next time. I only paid a few dollars for it and it was the last one he had so at least no one else will buy one on accident.


It doesn't really fit with what I was planning, but I like it so I'll figure something out for it.
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It looks like it would be a good plant for shrimp or fish fry to hide in.

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It looks like it would be a good plant for shrimp or fish fry to hide in.

That it does. I plan on getting some Amano shrimp so hopefully they'll like it.
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I like it in shrimp tanks. One thing I'll mention just because it's happened to me and driven me mad -don't put java moss in the tank with it. I've had the two mix into a messy ball in 3 tanks lately. And neither are exactly easy to get out of an aquarium once they've gotten good footing.

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Sucks to get the wrong thing, would definitely talk to them about that so no one else gets screwed in future shipments of plants put out for sale there.
side note: don't dose Seachem excel in the tank with subwasertang-it doesn't like that stuff and will melt.

Never trust any lfs to know anything about this hobby-fish,plants,care, anything. There are some exceptions-but you're better off researching everything yourself first and going in knowing what you are looking for/what to avoid. Plenty of places will say/label things with whatever they think will get them a sale (can you tell I'm a little jagged from bad experiences early on in my adventures into the hobby?).

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I like it in shrimp tanks. One thing I'll mention just because it's happened to me and driven me mad -don't put java moss in the tank with it. I've had the two mix into a messy ball in 3 tanks lately. And neither are exactly easy to get out of an aquarium once they've gotten good footing.

Very very good to know.
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You may already know this, but Amano Shrimp won’t breed in freshwater.

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Sucks to get the wrong thing, would definitely talk to them about that so no one else gets screwed in future shipments of plants put out for sale there.
side note: don't dose Seachem excel in the tank with subwasertang-it doesn't like that stuff and will melt.

Never trust any lfs to know anything about this hobby-fish,plants,care, anything. There are some exceptions-but you're better off researching everything yourself first and going in knowing what you are looking for/what to avoid. Plenty of places will say/label things with whatever they think will get them a sale (can you tell I'm a little jagged from bad experiences early on in my adventures into the hobby?).

I'm glad you said something about the Excel. I'll keep that off my list.


I'm actually really surprised this happened at this LFS because this guy is really good usually. Of all the local stores his is the cleanest, his fish look the healthiest, and he's given me the best information. I'll definitely bring it up to him, although I'm sure it was an honest mistake.

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You may already know this, but Amano Shrimp won’t breed in freshwater.

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I actually did know that, but thank you!
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It was actually a stealth hint to breed some Neocaridina or Caridina so we can see shrimp babies in the Süsswassertang! 😉

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It was actually a stealth hint to breed some Neocaridina or Caridina so we can see shrimp babies in the Süsswassertang! 😉

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I'll have to get another tank for that since this one is destined to be a betta tank.
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That makes perfect sense! Amano Shrimp just do their thing. I haven’t seen one get snacked on yet.
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