Geppi Moss (Fissidens geppi) is a very rare Asian aquatic moss that is occasionally available for the freshwater aquarium

Geppi Moss
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Infrequently found in freshwater aquariums, Geppi Moss (Fissidens geppi) is an extremely rare Asian aquatic moss. You can attach this fluffy, lush green plant to just about any surface, and it will grow to be quite a substantial mat over time. Grazing areas for shrimp are an important part of the ecosystem, and this plant provides a safe haven for shrimp and fish fry. Affixing it to rocks and driftwood is a breeze. It grows slowly and needs only mild illumination to thrive.

For quick and simple propagation on rocks, driftwood, aquarium walls, or substrate, we provide this moss in a solid stainless steel mat. There may be pest snails or other terrestrial bugs present because it is grown outdoors in Taiwan (the bugs will not survive or reproduce underwater).

Though Geppi Moss requires little in the way of special care, it, like all plants, does best with a steady supply of carbon dioxide (CO2), even though doing so is by no means mandatory. It's not uncommon for mosses to be unresponsive to most plant supplements. Many aquarists have found success with this moss simply by maintaining a well-cared-for aquarium without supplementation.

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