Christmas moss (Vesicularia montagnei) has been gaining it popularity over the years. Base on my knowledge, it was made well known by aquarium hobbyist in Singapore. Perhaps there are 3 main reasons that it is becoming so popular, and many are taking it as a better alternative to the well-known Java moss: 1. It forms a very neat moss wall (if it is cultivated with a proper setup Moss wire mesh), with the moss forming a Christmas-tree-like shape 2. Christmas moss grows slower, so lesser maintenance effort is required. For Java moss, if you let it grow freely for 3 to 4 weeks in your tank, probably your tank will become unpleasant for your sight. As for Christmas moss, it could stay well intact and neat for at least 7-8 weeks. That’s half the effort to maintain, in short. Some facts about Christmas moss: Common Name: Christmas Moss, Xmas Moss Scientific Name: Vesicularia montagnei Temperature: 70-80 degrees pH: 5.0-7.5 Light: Low (1.5WPG) to High (3WPG+) Growth: Slow Difficulty: Beginner Christmas moss could grow beautifully in the aquarium tank with very high lighting, and it could also grow very well in the darkest corner. It is not too demanding over the lighting or pH, but in order for it to grow well, it has to be kept in the soft water. Sold in a golfball size
My purchase was well worth it.The quality of the moss,the size,and the customer service was second to none.I will definitely use this company again.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Mar 2015
The moss came green, healthy and on time. Would not hesitate to purchase again.
Hardy, healthy, keeping fry happy
Posted by Marla on 26th Jun 2014
I ordered the Christmas moss expecting to have the tank it was going in ready before it got here, but one thing led to another and there was a delay in setting up the tank. Because of this, I kept the moss in its original travel container for days after it arrived, with the addition of a little aquarium water and daily air exchange.
Not only did it survive such treatment, but it's doing great and has made my guppy fry ridiculously happy. It actually looks like they play some variety of hide-and-seek with each other in the moss, as well as snacking on it and hanging out in it.
I'm not sure Ron has ever played golf, because the portion he sent was a good 25% or so bigger than any golf ball I've ever seen. I was a little concerned about his attention to detail, since he's gotten my name wrong both times I've ordered from him, but the plants and animals have been great so far, along with packaging and shipping speed.