Java Moss Mat

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  • Grows easily with low light demands and no specific parameter requirements
  • Wraps around decor with a flexible wire grid, attaching itself to desired areas
  • Protects small fish and shrimp from getting eaten or harassed by larger fish
  • Adds a sense of age to any aquarium, imitating the look of dense overgrowth

Can’t Grow Plants? Add This Practically Indestructible Plant To Your Aquarium And Finally Enjoy Dense, Luscious Growth

The Aquarium Co-Op™ Java Moss Mat ranks among the best plants for beginners. Versatile and low maintenance, its dense cover offers suitable hiding places for small fish and shrimp. Attached to a flexible wire grid, it wraps around decor to instantly add a naturalistic element to any aquarium.

Have you ever said, “I can’t keep anything alive,” or have sworn up and down that you don’t have a green thumb?

Widely available and multi-functional in its usage, Java Moss is a must-try for beginners because it’s easy to grow and tolerant of mistakes. With low light demands and no specific parameter requirements, Java Moss is a great choice for those working with live plants for the first time.

While Java Moss can free-float in your aquarium, we attach ours to a flexible wire grid. This makes it easy for you to set on top of substrate to start a carpet, or wrap around aquarium decor for a naturally aged look. In time, Java Moss will grab hold of and cover any desired surface, making it ideal for decorating hardscape or hiding equipment.

Although Java Moss has no specific fertilization requirements and can grow prolifically off fish waste, it’s considered a water column feeder and can benefit from a liquid fertilizer. Healthy Java Moss takes on a deep green color, grows densely in all directions, and has a stringy appearance.

Java Moss is also useful when breeding fish. Without anywhere to hide, defenseless fry can become an easy snack for larger fish. Java Moss provides natural cover for fry, improving your spawn’s survival rate. Additionally, the plant doubles as a safe place for spawning fish to drop their eggs, making Java Moss a natural alternative to yarn spawning mops.

The Aquarium Co-OpJava Moss Mat is a no-brainer for all aquarists, from beginners working with live plants for the first time, to breeders looking to maximize their spawning potential.

Customer Reviews

Based on 574 reviews
Bruce S. (Cullman, AL, US)

The plants arrived quick, well packaged and a good portion. I have no complaints

Mary (Monterey, CA, US)
Good purchase

Nice amount of a great specimen for the price.

Melissa M. (Whittier, CA, US)
So far so good

I wanted Java moss for my shrimpees but the stuff at Petco looks pretty sad plus I don’t trust it. Like someone else said, the metal is not flexible for wrapping, but it does weight the moss down to the substrate. I snipped a few strings so it could float a little. Shrimp like it and hang out there often.

Chris P. (Swartz Creek, MI, US)
Fast and Healthy!

This was my second order of plants and fish keeping supplies from here and I am very Satisfied. Plants arrived quickly and in great condition! I will continue ordering from here exclusively for my Planted Aquarium needs!

Gordon F. (Clyde, NY, US)
A Java Moss Purchase

I ordered two Java moss mats in hope of propagating them and filling in some spaces in my in-progress turtle tank. It arrived warm and healthy despite the NY weather and it has thrived since, they were well packaged and growing vigorously. I couldn’t be more content with my purchase, so much so that I’m wholeheartedly considering buying more hasten the process.