Flame Moss


1 golfball size portion (about 3 oz volume)


Flame Moss (Taxiphyllum sp. 'Flame') is a popular aquarium moss known for its unique growth pattern that resembles flames. Here are care requirements for Flame Moss in aquariums:

**1. Lighting:**
- Moderate to high lighting is suitable for Flame Moss. It can tolerate lower light levels, but higher intensity lighting often encourages more compact growth and vivid colors.

**2. Substrate:**
- While Flame Moss can be attached to various surfaces, it doesn't require a nutrient-rich substrate. It can be tied to rocks, driftwood, or other decorations using fishing line or thread.

**3. Water Parameters:**
- pH: 5.5-7.5
- Temperature: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
- Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water is acceptable.

**4. CO2 Injection:**
- Flame Moss can thrive in aquariums without CO2 supplementation, but providing a source of CO2 can enhance growth.

**5. Fertilization:**
- Regularly dose a balanced liquid fertilizer or use root tabs to provide essential nutrients. Mosses, including Flame Moss, are generally undemanding but benefit from nutrient supplementation.

**6. Water Flow:**
- Gentle water flow is suitable. Avoid strong currents that might uproot the moss.

**7. Pruning:**
- Trim the moss periodically to maintain its desired shape. You can use scissors to trim any excess growth.

**8. Placement:**
- Attach Flame Moss to hardscape elements like rocks or driftwood. Its unique flame-like appearance makes it an attractive addition to the foreground or midground of aquariums.

**9. Algae Control:**
- Flame Moss is relatively resistant to algae, but maintaining good aquarium hygiene helps prevent unwanted algae growth. Ensure stable water conditions and avoid overfeeding.

**10. Tank Mates:**
- Flame Moss is compatible with various aquarium inhabitants, including small fish and shrimp. It provides hiding places for fry and small aquatic creatures.

**11. Propagation:**
- Flame Moss propagates by branching and forming new shoots. You can trim sections and reattach them to create more moss coverage in the aquarium.

**12. Monitoring:**
- Regularly check for any signs of algae, pests, or detritus accumulation. Keeping the moss clean and healthy contributes to its overall well-being.

By following these care guidelines, you can maintain a vibrant and visually appealing Flame Moss in your aquarium. Adjust care based on the specific conditions of your tank and the preferences of the other inhabitants.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Kyra Leahy
Beautiful moss

Received a nice sized clump of this moss! I placed it in a few different places on my spider wood and it took up residence there quite quickly. It's been growing great and attaches to the wood well as it grows then spreads out. Decently fast grower too if you want to buy one clump and then spread it out later for more coverage.