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 744 reviews
Bryce (Los Angeles, CA, US)
Need for shrimp and small fry

My shrimp and fish fry love it and hide in it and pick at it all day

Kim H. (North Platte, NE, US)

All plants were alive and healthy. The snails were also in good shape and even though I didn’t read the instructions for them and put them in the tank immediately they are doing very well. Everything has done great and I got the order very fast. I have purchased merchandise, plants, and now inverts as well. I will continue to order from Aquarium Co-op in the future as the products are very good and they have been extremely diligent with their response whenever I have had a question.

W.W. (Capon Bridge, WV, US)
10/10 would buy again.

Ordered many plants only a few days ago. Shipment came very quickly and everything was alive and well. The plants were very green and received very good sized plants.

potterygal (Charlotte, NC, US)
Nice quality

I took this off its mesh because it seemed like it could be sharp on edges. I wrapped it around a driftwood branch with heavy thread- and the shrimp love it especially. I do wish this product was put on some material that was super flexible because I lost some of it in the rewrap,
I would def buy again however. Healthy plants!

G D. (Buffalo, TX, US)
Java Moss

I used one of the three mats i got to make a tube and another over a rock creating an opening under it for a shrimp hide away. My shrimp love them as well as my other fish. Once I put it in my aquarium they started growing and have done well. All plants I have bought from Aquarium Co-Op have always done well and have grown well. Thank you for such superior plants. Always so much better than the store bought one.