Moss

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Moss is indispensable in a shrimp aquarium. Moss is very useful because there are all kinds of food residues for the shrimps and moss is nice and soft. This is a nice place to be, especially for young shrimps. It also offers a nice hiding place for young shrimps.

It is also fun, and decorative, to tie moss on, for example, wood or a stone with fishing wire. The moss will attach itself and after a while you will not see the fishing line again. In the trade you can also find pre-tied mosses made of moss on half a coconut or tied to a branch.

There are many moss species that are suitable for shrimp aquariums. A number of popular mosses are described below:

Javamos

Java moss

Java moss is the most common type of moss used for shrimp aquariums. It is decorative and very easy to keep.

Watervorkje

Water fork (Riccia fluitans)

This is a kind of moss which, due to its fine structure, is very suitable for shrimp.

Christmas mos

Christmas mos

Christmas moss owes its name to the fact that the leaves hang down and overlap each other, like a kind of Christmas tree.


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