Singapore aquarium moss
Singapore aquarium moss is a common aquarium plant. It features extreme endurance.
There are various forms: water, land, which can grow under the tropical sun.
Singapore moss is suitable for aquariums, small domestic ponds.
Singapore aquarium moss has thin branched stems. They grow to 17 cm, while intertwined with each other. The leaves are oval, at the apex end with denticles. The length of the sheet plate is about 1.3 mm. The branches are in the shape of a triangle.
Depending on the habitat, Singapore moss may vary in shape and growth rate.
Young leaves are light green in color. The older the plant becomes, the darker the color. Externally, the plant resembles a fern, spruce.
How does it breed?
For propagation, you can cut branches from the plant and place in a permanent place for rooting. A new plant can grow even from a small piece of source material.
Placement in the aquarium
Singapore moss is an excellent plant for decorating an aquarium. First of all, it is used to create a carpet on the bottom. This plant has a high growth rate, so you can get the result quickly enough. You can take a plastic mesh, split into two pieces. Between them we evenly distribute the moss with a thin layer. We fix the mesh at the bottom with stones and fishing line. After some time, the moss grows so that the cells completely close.
This type of aquarium plant is also suitable for decorating the back wall of the aquarium. To do this, you need to take a sect with cells about 8 mm. Prepare according to the same principle as when creating the carpet on the bottom. Using suction cups and a transparent fishing line, you must attach the structure to the back of the aquarium. Do not use soluble threads. It is necessary to press the grid as tightly as possible to the glass so that free spaces do not form. They can become a trap for fish and shrimp, which is disastrous for them. After a while, you will get wonderful decorations for the aquarium.
This plant is suitable for building on driftwood and stones, while it holds well. Thus, you can create separate designs. Due to its plasticity and excellent decorative qualities, the Singapore aquarium moss looks great on any aquarium plan.
Keeping shrimp in the aquarium with Singapore moss will keep it clean. Shrimp clean moss of organics and suspensions. And moss, in turn, serves as a refuge for them.
It is recommended to take into account that this plant does not tolerate the neighborhood of large fish that like to dig aquarium soil, thus damaging moss.
Thickets of moss become a good place for spawning of different fish. Especially carp species, haracin. Thanks to the Singapore aquarium moss, the eggs are well preserved, and then the fry hide for a long time between the stems of the plant. There are also unicellular, plankton, which serves as food for fry.
Water with a temperature of 22-30 ° C is best suited for the plant. Necessarily, the water needed is clear, clean, therefore the presence of a filter is desirable. Stiffness, acidity does not matter, feels equally good in any conditions. It can grow in the shade in low light. With intense lighting, the growth rate increases markedly. When fertilizing, the moss becomes greener, more magnificent, more decorative.