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    Does any one here grows fissiden sp for shrimps?

    Doens't it look nice? These are very unique!

    When you tie them on a drift wood, the new leaves

    will sprout from inside of the wood amazingly~

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    Is this the so-called US fissiden?

    It was very popular here in Singapore about 2 years ago, I was told that it all started with 5 tiny leaves from wild collected fissiden and he was able to propergate to large amount, now ended in worldwide hobbyists tanks.

    These is one of the miniture plant I like beside mini pellia.

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    Hi Moses, i grow so in my tank. Its very nice when they start to cover the drift wood. But they tend to drop off abit here and there. I try to tie it on one of my drift wood. Really not that easy. Cheers

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    Hi Silane, long time no see~

    That's interesting story to hear. Still they are not

    very familiar in America, only few knows how to

    use them to decorate drift wood.

    I imported lot of them to Korea and it's popularity is

    growing more and more~


    Hi I shrimp, that's nice to hear~

    I completely agree that they are such a beautiful

    plants, they usually spring out from inside of drift wood, so for

    ones that does not attatch I usually tie them to other drift wood~

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    I grow Fissindes in my CRS tank too. But its infected of Chladophora...



    I have another kind of Fissidens sent to me by a friend form Uruguay from wild collecting. it looks to grow faster than US Fissidnes without CO2 inyection.




    Mini pellia -Riccardia chamaedryfolia- is another interesting plant for shrimps tanks, grows easily without CO2 ...




    Another interesting new moss is the worm moss -named Plagiomnium affinis, probably wrongly labeled-, looks like a liverwort...



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    Hi all, this plant look nice. It look just like those bigger one we find from the sea. Any idea where can i find them in SG? I dont think its easy to find them here....

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    Hi,
    Xema, thank you for these great pictures! Your last shown moss is a real moss, no liverwort. Even the name could be right, although misspelled. Plagiomnium affine would be correct. Plagiomnium species are not new to the hobby but so far they didn't survive very long in our tropical tanks. These mosses come from wet places e.g. from wet forest but this doesn't mean that they survive submerged. It would be nice to know how long you already keep this moss and if it grows healthily.

    regards

    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Your last shown moss is a real moss, no liverwort. Even the name could be right, although misspelled. Plagiomnium affine would be correct. Plagiomnium species are not new to the hobby but so far they didn't survive very long in our tropical tanks. These mosses come from wet places e.g. from wet forest but this doesn't mean that they survive submerged.
    Hello Robert, I am sure that is not Plagiomnium affine, no even into the Plagiomnium genus.

    Plagiomnium genus has special characters that this 'moss' has not show, mainly Plagiomnium 'leaves' have a nerve along the blade, and shows a differenced edge of the blade. This plant has not central nerve and not has a differenced edge of leaf.
    An specialist told me that would be a liverwort species into the genus Scapania. We are researching yet about.

    I have been keeping it into my tanks along 8 months.

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