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Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java moss) - Aqua Essentials
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Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java moss)

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Quick Facts

Rating: Easy

Growth rate: Slow

Common name: Java Moss

Position in Aquarium: Attach to wood/rock

Grows up to (cm): 3 cm

Portion Size: 10x7cm

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Taxiphyllum barbieri, commonly known as Java Moss, is a species of aquatic plant that belongs to the Hypnaceae family. It is native to Southeast Asia, where it grows in freshwater streams, rivers, and lakes. Taxiphyllum barbieri is a popular plant in the aquarium hobby due to its attractive appearance, ease of care, and versatility in aquascaping.

The plant has a unique and delicate appearance, with fine, hair-like fronds that form dense, lush mats. It can grow up to 5 cm tall and is a bright green color. It is a relatively slow-growing plant that is known to thrive in low to medium light conditions, making it ideal for beginner aquarists.

Taxiphyllum barbieri is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of aquarium setups. It can be attached to rocks, driftwood, or any other decor using fishing line, glue, or thread. The plant can also be used as a foreground, midground or background plant, depending on how it is arranged.

This plant is also beneficial for aquarium inhabitants as it provides hiding places and breeding grounds for fish and invertebrates. It also helps to absorb harmful waste products, such as nitrates and phosphates, from the water, improving water quality and overall aquarium health.

Caring for Taxiphyllum barbieri is relatively easy. It requires a consistent water temperature of between 20 and 28°C, with a pH of between 5.0 and 8.0. Regular pruning is also recommended to prevent the plant from becoming too dense and to maintain its shape.

In summary, Taxiphyllum barbieri is an attractive, versatile, and easy-to-care-for plant that is a popular choice for aquascaping. It provides numerous benefits to aquarium inhabitants and helps to maintain a healthy aquatic environment.

Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java moss) - Aqua Essentials
Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java moss) - Aqua Essentials
Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java moss) - Aqua Essentials
Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java moss)

Information about growing mosses:

1. Slow growing

Mosses are well known for being relaltively easy to grow. Due to the fact they are slow growing, it means demands are low. This means less light, less fertilisers and less care.

2. Not too much light please

Because all mosses are slow growing, you can't force them to grow quicker. So brighter light and loads of CO2 won't turbo charge them - actually you'll just end up stressing them out. Whilst some will always grow faster than others, mosses take time to get to the stage you want them to be. Patience.

3. Trimming is beneficial

Like all plants, mosses need trimming with a shaprt pair of scissors so don't hold back. Avoid them getting leggy, trim them to keep their shape and they will reward you with better growth which is a deeper green and dense.

Customer Reviews

Based on 102 reviews

It growing nicely.

Graham Wood

Plant’s always received in perfect conditions .


Great quality.


Grows really well

Emma Westbury
Great Quality

Arrived really fresh, vibrant green and still going strong after a week in my tank.


Good sized tub of moss, it was really lush and is doing well in our tank.

Riley P.

Great product looks amazing

Riley P.

Great product looks amazing

Karin K.

Strong and healthy moss.Arrived well protected against damage and very quick.

Karin K.

Strong and healthy moss.Arrived well protected against damage and very quick.


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