Flame moss (Taxiphyllum sp. ‘Flame’) is the only known aquarium moss that grows its undulating shoots upwards. Bunches formed by this moss really resemble a flame, which makes it especially valuable in aquascaping. We should also mention that this moss has a bit darker green coloring, than that of the other aquarium mosses.
I do fancy all kinds of aquarium mosses. They don’t re quire any special care, grow at a leisurely pace, they are rather appealing and make any tank look really natural. However, for almost all my life I’ve dealt with only one type of moss – Java moss. But recently I had to start a new tank and plant several different kinds of mosses there. So, I had a chance to study mosses available on the market in details, to organize the information obtained and then I decided to write about what I know now. Here is what I’ve came up with.
Anubias barteri var. nana – is a popular aquatic plant known for its compact size and resilient nature. It features broad, dark green leaves that add a touch of elegance to any aquarium or aquascape. This versatile plant can thrive in a variety of water conditions, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced aquarists. Anubias Nana is low-maintenance, requiring minimal care and providing long-lasting beauty to your underwater world. Its hardy nature makes it an excellent choice for aquariums with herbivorous fish, as the leaves are often left untouched. With its petite stature and attractive appearance, Anubias nana is a favored choice for aquascaping enthusiasts looking to create visually appealing and harmonious aquatic environments.
Bucephalandra is a kind of very nice aquatic plants species which you can grow in a tank. This one doesn’t need to be planted in a substrate since it can easily adhere to stones and snags surface. Bucephalandra variations number several dozens of species and they have specific commercial names. These may include the place where the plant grows, color of its leaves or an object that associates with the plant appearance. However, only several species from all this diversity have botanic names accepted by academic community and, correspondingly, belong to a specific kind of Bucephalandra.