ADA – Taxiphyllum Sp ‘Peacock’
Low Tech (Will grow in any aquarium with the right light)
This moss soon attaches to the substrate it grows on with its rhizoids (root-like filaments; the small, hairlike dark brown tufts on the underside of the moss shoots), even on plastic and glass panes overgrown with algae, which makes it very suitable for decorating wood and rocks it can be tied to with the help of a nylon line. A Hamburg mat filter is also a very nice substrate for this plant. It doesn’t take long for this moss to cover such a filter entirely, converting it into an attractive feature in an aquarium. It is also possible to create a beautiful moss carpet in the foreground of the tank even if the light intensity is low.
Taxiphyllum Sp ‘Peacock’ can be trimmed to shape with a pair of scissors without sulking. If it grows too fast you can thus easily control it. Its propagation is as easy – simply cut off a portion. It is also a great hideaway for fish larvae. Mosses have gained popularity in aquaria in the wake of the shrimp boom. They provide these crustaceans not only with protection, but also with a richly laid table as their large surface is home to various microorganisms and detritus.
|Complete botanical name|
|Usage||Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Plant for spawning, Nano tanks|
|pH value||5 – 8|
|Temperature tolerance||12 – 34°C|
|Carbonate hardness||0 – 21°dKH|
|General hardness||0 – 30°dGH|
|Propagation||Splitting, cutting off daughter plants|
|Can grow emersed?||yes|