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moss id(s)

found some intresting moss(es) growing on the bank of a stream (close to where i found hydrocotyle) i'm pretty sure there are at least 2 species here.



#1 grew in very thick clumps with very thick "stems" (don't know the appropriate term for moss)

#2 very similar to one, almost definitely the same species... more compact growth, and perhaps slightly smaller "stems"

#3 possibly a similar but no identical species... looks *very* much like java or xmas moss in size, shape, color, anatomy...

#4 almost definitely a totally separate species. it was intermingled with all 3 of the other samples, but never actually "attached", so I seriously doubt that it's just a variant growth of any of the above mosses. in fact, looking closely it looks more like a tiny tiny vascular plant (perhaps the best description is a very tiny micranthemum micranthemoides).

all of these were at least damp, most were wet enough to be "squishy" to the touch. I would love some input on these. I'm pretty sure most/all of the aquatic mosses we grow in our tanks are from SE Asia. Is it possible any of these will grow in my tank? are there any risks to putting them in an established tank if they're well cleaned besides fouling the water if they rot and die? adriansg, if you read this, i'd be interested in your input... if they grow i'd consider sending samples to yourself and the dr. you correspond with on moss identification.

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I have no clue on the id but as far as putting them in your tank, next water change throw some of the tank water in a large mason jar or spare tank and test water paramaters before and after a week. If the moss still looks good and there are no major changes in the water I would be very tempted to try it. But I like playing with bombs
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3 days in a clear glass vase in the windowsill...
no rotting so far, everything is still perky and green.
if this stuff does work as an aquatic moss, then my worries about waiting for my taiwan moss wall to fill in are over. there's TONS of this stuff a couple hundred yards from the back door of my parents house. (where it was collected, not a separate locale) tons of hydrocotyle, too. I should do a "oqsy's neighborhood " biotope tanks with just those two plants, and some mosquito fish. oh yeah, forgot about the d. diandra and duckweed.

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Hi I am wondering if you got any id on this moss? I live near the white river In ar and have found some moss there. I put in myh tank and it is growing real well . I am wondering what it is. Looks real simmilar to you photos.
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#3 looks like it might be fissidens fontanus, It grows locally here also.
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They all look like Fissidens species to me... there's a bizillion different species in that genus. #4 might be a liverwort, though.





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