Greetings from my 60gal planted tank!
Today I have questions about the apparently rare and mysterious Fissidens Nobilis, which I purchased some months ago and am having a difficult time understanding how it works.
To lead into this, let me just say that my plants are doing incredibly. My hairgrass is propagating like mad, I'm trimming and planting every two weeks (working on growing enough to have a curtain of the stuff against the back of the tank and so far it's going pretty well). My cryptocoryne has EXPLODED in the last month, from a little shrub lf <10 leaves to a beautiful almost 30 leaf bush four times it's original diameter. My Ludwigia is growing about 1/3-3/4inch a week, so much so that I've replanted enough times from my original 5 stalks to create a small sapling-forest like zone in a corner if the tank, and the trimmed stalks product a new sprig after about a week. My Madagascar lace went from 6 7" leaves to about 20, and they're so tall they reach the surface of the tank and then curl over a mushroom cloud- it's really quite the sight. Guppy grass is coming along, and the single stray piece of flame moss that made it into my tank with some amanos has turned into three separate large tangled sprouts about five to seven inches long... The tank is clearly healthy, the plants are flourishing.
And then there's this F. Nobilis... I bought a square of it back when I first bought the lace plant, it has to have been three almost four months now. First it kind of did that thing java fern sometimes do, where it's dark purpleish/blackish but has clear strong structure and dark green accents around the edges. I can't seem to figure out how to really care for it or propagate it though. Finally now after months, it seems the f. Nobilis is propagating, very bright green new fern sprouts are growing from it and my amanos keep it completely spotless and free of debris or hair algae. I feel like maybe it had an adjustment period? I'm really not sure, I don't have a ton of experience with mosses. Does anyone have an experience plucking and replanting the nobilis? Do I need to tie it to a new mesh? Any help is always appreciated, I just want to understand my plant better so I can care for it.
Included are some pictures moatly of the lace plant, for reference of growth. From november 20th to yesterday.
Last edited by Draeon; 02-05-2020 at 08:46 PM.