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 711 reviews
Bruce M. (Rockville, MD, US)
Java Moss Mat - very nice

Nice, large section of moss. This is well packaged and attached to a metal mesh screening. First time use, and it was easy, even for me, to detach plant portions for glueing to wood and resin aquarium decorations. Very pleased with this and Aquarium Co-Op products and educational videos.

Amanda N. (Bethlehem, PA, US)
Quality Plants

I've always had trouble with java moss even though it's supposed to be an easy plant. It always melts away in my tanks and if it comes back, it is very weak. This java moss mat has been in my tank for roughly a week and I am already starting to see some light green tips indicating new growth. I also loved that I could wrap the steal mesh around a rock or something. Much easier than super glue!

Vicki C. (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Java Moss Mats

Received my Java Moss mats in good condition carefully wrapped in moist material inside plastic ziplock bags. It's just what I needed for my new shrimp tank. I attached them to flat rocks with sewing thread. They are already starting to grow. Let the breeding begin!

Jabin P. (Newton, MS, US)
Healthy plant

The Java moss came in healthy. My cherry barbs seem to like it more than the spawning mop

Kristine C. (Seattle, WA, US)

Came in excellent condition. Packaged thoughtfully. Growing well in my tank!