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 740 reviews
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.

M.G. (Minneapolis, MN, US)
Hiding the gray Fluval canister elbows!

The mesh grid is a heavier weight than expected. I was going to wrap them around driftwood but it was not the effect I was going for. I used a pliers to fold in the sharp edges for fish safety and ended up wrapping them around the gray Fluval elbows (why?!?!?). Loving the camouflage so far.

Ryan (Metairie, LA, US)
Nice Large Mat

I've always held off from ordering this because I thought it would be a small piece. I was completely wrong. It's very hot right now, so when I received it, it was a little rough, but recovered very nicely in a couple of days and is now thriving and filling in nicely.

Adam S. (Chicago, IL, US)

The matt keeps it in place. The moss arrived and has stayed alive.