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Peacock Moss



Peacock Moss is native to Southeast Asia and belongs to the Hypnaceae family and is often found in shaded areas of streams, rivers and forest channels. Its name Peacock Moss comes from its resemblance to peacock tail feathers due to its thin and intricately arranged leaves that form a magnificent display.

Peacock moss is an unrivaled and quite popular aquarium plant that adds elegance and beauty to an aquarium. The plant stands out for its unique appearance, as a result of which it has gained a lot of popularity among aquarists. With its bright green coloration and complex branched structure, this moss adds a natural splendor to any aquatic environment.

Peacock Moss

One of the outstanding features of peacock moss is its versatility in terms of growth patterns and placement in aquascapes. It can be used as a carpet, attached to various surfaces such as rocks, driftwood or substrate. Its dense and complex branching structure creates a lush carpet effect, adding depth and texture to the aquarium. In addition, if you give peacock moss freedom, then growing it will form a kind of cascades in the thick of which will find a refuge for the small inhabitants of the aquarium.

The care of peacock moss is relatively simple, which makes it a suitable plant for both beginners and experienced aquarists. 
Water parameters: temperature 15-30° C, acidity pH 6,0-8,0. CO2 feeding is not required.

Moderate to strong lighting is recommended to ensure optimal growth and bright coloration. It is a hardy plant that tolerates fluctuations in water parameters within wide limits, making it a versatile choice for a wide variety of conditions. The growth rate is slow.

Peacock Moss

Peacock moss helps improve water quality by absorbing excess nutrients such as nitrates, phosphates, and heavy metals, which can help prevent algae growth and maintain a healthy aquatic ecosystem. Whether peacock moss is used as carpeting or is free growing, it significantly beautifies the interior landscape of an aquarium.

 

Reproduction

Peacock moss propagation is not difficult, as it naturally reproduces by fragmentation. The mother bush produces new shoots and leaves that can be carefully detached and attached to desired surfaces with fishing line, netting or glue. Over time, these separate pieces will take root and continue to grow.

Peacock Moss

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