If you are an aquarist or just starting out and are looking for affordable moss for the base of your aquarium, Minifiss Foam is the perfect choice. Follow the article below to know more about this mousse.
Origin and characteristics of Minifiss foam
Minifiss moss has the scientific name Fissidens Splachnobryoiders in the Fissidens family of mosses in the genus Fissidens. It is an aquatic moss commonly found in the Asian region and easily found in cooler climates near ponds, freshwater lakes, rivers, streams, swamps and canal banks. This type of moss often grows on aboveground aquariums rather than on rocks. Minifiss moss has small foliage and grows in clusters and it is very rare to see Minifiss moss growing underwater.
The reason many people prefer them is that mosses have very easy living conditions and are very cheap. When you bring it home, you just need to put it in the fish tank and wait for a while, then you have a cool moss carpet.
How to Find Minifiss Moss in the Wild
With the living conditions of moss as above, if you want to find minifiss moss, you can go to wet and swampy lands, near streams, ponds, rivers and canals with water fresh and current.
Note that the Minifiss moss has an external aquatic aquarium that looks very similar to Sao Moss. At a glance you will immediately recognize the characteristics of Star Moss which will have a star shape and Minifiss Moss will have a characteristic of long serrated leaves with 2 leaf aquariums.
Moss Minifiss Growth Conditions
Minifiss moss lives best in cool, clear water with a temperature of 18-28 degrees and a strong light mode because when the light is low, it will make the moss very easy to darken.
Normally, we will categorize this moss into two main types: Shallow Leaf Minifiss Moss and Water Leaf Minifiss Moss.
The Difference Between Dry Sheet and Water Sheet Minifiss Foam
Minifiss mousse with dry leaves
You should be aware of self-picked or natural minifiss moss which will be shallow leafed minifiss moss and cannot be used to line it directly in the aquarium as it will float on the surface of the water.
Tips for Growing Dry Leaf Minifiss Moss
Minifiss moss, when found in nature, contains a lot of dirt and many harmful bacteria and microorganisms. Therefore, when looking for moss in the wild, you should treat it well and then reincubate it in your aquarium.
When you bring moss, you need to clean the moss by picking up dry leaves, plants, moss, sand mixed with the moss. Then wash the moss and dry it or take a hair dryer to dry the moss, but don’t burn the moss or be too dry as this will prevent the moss from growing.
– If you want to put it in the fish tank, you must pay attention to the temperature below 28°C because the temperature from 30°C will make it difficult for moss to grow, in light mode, you can use the light natural or artificial and often have to provide CO2 for moss growth and development (harder than waterleaf minifiss moss)
– When lining the aquarium with shallow leaf moss, you should use a mist sprayer, spray water several times on the moss to keep the moss hydrated so that it does not float when it enter the water.
minifiss foam water sheet
It is moss that has been cared for and you can use them directly to line the floor of the aquarium without worrying about floating like a dry leaf because in their body they have absorbed a lot of water.
Tips for Growing Waterleaf Minifiss Moss
Minifiss mousse is often sold in thin slices, so be gentle.
1 – After pouring the soil and completing the layout of the aquarium, you begin to lay out the moss.
2 – Cut the moss into even squares to grow the moss evenly and beautifully
3- Priority must be given to bringing the exterior closer to the interior, because the exterior is where we see the first and the most.
Tips for growing Minifiss moss on rocks are very catchy
If you find the cost of purchasing Minifiss moss too high, you can use the self-breeding method to grow the moss on its own.
Step 1: Clean up the ground and mud on the moss
Step 2: Line and arrange your aquarium layout
Step 5: Then mist sprayer to spray water on the surface of the aquarium to add moisture to create a good environment for moss growth.
Step 6: Use cling film to cover your aquarium to create airtight conditions for the moss to grow faster
Step 7: Provide and complete the two most essential factors for moss growth, namely (1) temperature, (2) light
– The best temperature for moss growth is 23°C to 28°C (the cooler the better) and you can use an air conditioner, fan or other methods to make room temperature fresher. Note that when the temperature used to grow the moss is between 23°C and 25°C, the moss will have a slow growth rate, and at high temperatures, the moss will not grow.
– Choose a lighted location in an area with natural light and choose a shaded area so that the moss growing environment does not increase in temperature.
Step 8: Start waiting for results after how many incubation steps
– In the first 7 days: Minifiss moss in the nursery will grow extremely slowly, only a few plants.
– About 10 days later: more green moss starts to appear
– From 14 to 20 days: the moss begins to get stronger, greener and begins to cover the rocks and bonsai trees in the aquarium.
Step 9: When you notice that the moss has been covered with green as desired, start entering the water (note the water slightly to avoid dirt). You can add extra CO2 to make the moss grow faster, greener, otherwise you just have to meet the two most necessary criteria of light and temperature, the moss will still grow well.
An effective way to keep minifiss moss green
– Provide a cool temperature for the foam of 23-28°C and can purchase additional fans to help cool the foam.
– Do not use too many bulbs, do not let the light be too strong, lighting time is about 8 hours/day, about 4 hours each time.
– Keep the water clean and clear, the pH is around 6-7, do not add too much water, which may poison the foam with minerals and die.
Minifiss moss does not need to supply much CO2, but if the aquarium is supplemented with CO2, it will make the plants look lusher and cooler.
Minifiss moss is characterized by very small foliage, so it is easy to get dirty, so you should keep plenty of shrimp and fish to help clean the moss-faced aquarium and prevent harmful moss from forming.
Tips for dealing with harmful moss in the aquarium
In case of moss clinging to the glass, you need to use a knife to scrape the moss
– Buy and drop all kinds of small pencilfish, groupers, rednose shrimp to treat foam
– Purchasing small ratfish will solve the problem of foam and fish droppings on this Minifiss foam bottom (note that the Minifiss foam bottom should be covered without gaps so that the ratfish will not get does not slip on it and does not destroy the bottom. flashback)
So, after reading this article, you also partly understand the characteristics as well as how to grow and care for this type of plant. Minifiss Foam in the aquarium. I wish you have a green moss carpet as you wish.