How to Grow Aquarium Moss: Java Moss, Taiwan Moss Species Sunday



what up fish tank people fishtanktv.com dustin's fish tanks bringing it to you on a Sunday was raining again last Sunday it was raining this Sunday it's raining species Sunday coming at you got Bryant over here I want to talk about a beginner plant java moss baby brian's over here because he gave me a little bit of job of my taiwan loss excuse me a while back and he said we got to get it rolling and get it up on aquatic jungle so we've got this ten gallon tank and i want to talk about java moss and then Taiwan Moss will lump them together then we'll talk about the separation of the two of them super super easy beginner plant I mean you can't Academy wasn't even really hardly a planet so it's so easy to grow comes from Southeast Asia affixes to rocks it fixes to driftwood the rumors are true you can like rub it on a rock or whatever and then let it sit for a year and it'll come back Parker you say that somebody validated on the YouTube channel while back so I want to talk about I think it's great by the way for growing fry a lot of people ask me about babies I'm holding here Taiwan moss we're going to show you the difference in the two but like baby fish fry love to eat I don't know if they actually eat the moss or they eat the stuff that lives in the moss priority about that I would think they're eating part of the detritus assuming the moss all right so they're even stuff on the moss we got two different things going on here we got some java moss here regular java moss and then we've got some taiwan moss now bribe break it down for us man what's the difference between the two here basically java moss is a little bit more or less controlled it kind of grows every which way in little short sections and one section dies off which kind of moves on and new section grows and taiwan moss you get bigger pieces that really grow together in almost triangle fashion now looking good though they're neat little plants a lot easier to control in a planted aquarium if you're trying to do a display tank or something what do you think about keeping java moss in with other plants it's working you can see it's working he doesn't want to do it I don't want to do it dude you up yeah I don't want to do it either I give people that warning too when they're like once you put this plant in your tank if you snip it or whatever it's gonna be everywhere I'm just going to take a little sidebar this is not a jab at Amano or anything but those guys a lot of those tanks that are really finally done with all that moss or meticulously cut and are not maintainable aquascapes without doing a lot of work so I say that just because there's a lot of people that like you know tight on their java moss is a high maintenance plant it's very easy to keep but it's a high maintenance plan because if you snip it it gets all over the place so I want to show this the ten yard look we just stirred this thing up but I will say it's definitely cool to have like one tank rolling of it literally just dump almost all the water out of this and filled it back up it's got a couple cherry shrimp or bring some cherries in here so a cool point a good beginner plan if you just like want something that's going to live like check out Taiwan moss java moss Christmas moss how many species of moth father Brian a ton alright you got any numbers man no idea there's a lot man big old cherry shrimp down there if you want cherry shrimp to breed folks it's real easy get some java moss pretty much it I mean it's yeah it's all you got to do I got one big one in there I got another one back in there so wanted to talk about it people weren't asking about it do not put it in your tank if you ever want to be able to get it entirely out of your tank hey would you agree I mean it's yeah it's really really tough to get out of the tank so that's what we're doing I don't know if I showed this one of my tanks busted a while back 75 gallon Brian came over and said yo dude one of your tanks is leaking so anybody got any advice on repairing this I'd love to hear it so yeah welcome new subscribers let me know what you think about java moss taiwan moss christmas moss also our cherished room i'm going in for the kill here here you go don't know if you saw that but make it a good week folks late

36 thoughts on “How to Grow Aquarium Moss: Java Moss, Taiwan Moss Species Sunday

  1. For all the comments about dying java moss, they like low – medium light & cooler Temps, around 68. If you are.struggling, take it out & put it in a glass or a jar with water & let sit in a window, or somewhere cooler until it starts growing like crazy, then just add half back into your tank, try putting where it doesn't get a lot of direct lighting. Hope this helps less light & cooler Temps! I've enen put mine in the fridge at night, until it returns to its beautiful green.

  2. I've got a story for you. I got this little wad of Java moss for free with some fish I bought this summer. I rescaped my 20 tall and decided I didn't want it anymore I THREW IT OUT OF MY WINDOW IN THE 110 DEGREE HEAT INDEX MISSISSIPPI WEATHER. It stuck to the side of my house, COMPLETELY dried out to a crisp brown, and I started feeling bad about it and missing it. I peel this dried up clump of brown off of my brick and put it in my tank and it literally came back to life, I still have it to this day man.

  3. The java moss I have keeps creating these tiny white worms for some reason? Could anyone tell me what they are and if it’s the Java moss doing this?

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  5. I have a 55 gallon (200 liters) aquarium and I have this plant growing in my tank. It's been slowly spreading. Its weird because I never bought any or intentionally cultivated it. I think a small piece might have been attached to driftwood I bought but I'm not even exactly sure where it came from. I like it and so do my fish, it gives them places to hide when they are scared or feeling shy.

  6. Can you use Tap Water, and some Water Conditioner for this plant, will it grow, or survive then. Or do you need Ferts and Hard Water? Or Could Tap Water and some Conditioners do the trick? Thanks:)

  7. yep I bought some java moss from dustin for my fry tank and my baby guppies love it—-also I got a free snail with the moss who is now a cool lil dude cleaning up my tank 🙂

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  9. dude, your vids are good if a bit addictive, getting my third 55 gallon tank planted, swords, moss, duckweed, ludwigia, java fern, etc,,, high plant load, low fish load, mostly platy, guppies and algae eaters for now, also got two 10 gallons, that's all in the six weeks, appreciate the info, but damn this shit is like Ichtian crack

  10. It is not as bad as he makes it sound when using for aquascapes… both Taiwan and Java can be made to be beautiful.. Yes when you trim it can get all over but it settles and is not that big of a deal at all.  You can even vacuum up the pieces with a Turkey baister but i just let it settle in a corner and then remove most of it at once.  Honestly if you are just going to float it in a breeder tank or shrimp tank you could just use Java as its easier for most people to find.  Taiwan really shines in the scapes.. not some utilitarian fry or shrimp tank.

  11. I have it growing in two of my tanks and love the floaty kind of way it has. Perhaps I'm just an idealist romantic 🙂

  12. Yes! Its all over my tank now! lol. It grows even without lighting! But it looks awesome though in the tank.

  13. its not high maintenance but you need good lighting if you don't want the plant to be brown or yellow. I had a low light tank the moss was yellow. Then i put it in a high light tank no yellow leaves and growing very nicely.

  14. Hey Dustin, you don't want the 75 gallon to be a show tank or anything do you? You could try to seal it back up with aquarium silicone.

  15. Same here, I've had moss for about a month in my tank and all it does it turn brown/yellow then break off and drift everywhere. I still have some green/dark green patches but its only like 10% of what was originally there. I may have put it too thick on my driftwood, but im hoping that since a lot of the moss has broken off it will start growing healthy again.

  16. You sir, are on point. Aside from my Java Moss never really dying (came back to life after being out of water for about 4 months) I have never really had problems with JM. Riccia on the other hand, the little "leaves" that the plant consist of spread all over. Then they can die because they get stuck in spaces with no light! That causing algae. No bueno.

  17. just got some of this to control some of my algae in my planted tank and it's amazing at sticking to driftwood and growing at a slow but steady rate. hope it will eat up the extra nutrients!

  18. I have no issues controlling my Java Moss in my 125gal planted tank, yes it takes some patience. Riccia is a whole other story! With A LOT of attention and dedication I managed to get rid of the Riccia completely. Never again!

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