Riccia Moss, Liverwort, Crystalwort

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  1. catsma_97504

    catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

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    Common Name: Riccia Moss, Liverwort, Crystalwort
    Latin Name: Riccia fluitans
    Family Name: Ricciaceae

    Plant Form: Moss
    Sold as: Mat

    Placement: Foreground or float
    Max Size: Can grow into fairly large sized mats
    Plant Location: In substrate or floating
    Propagation: Cuttings or division of mat
    Growth Rate: Moderate

    True Aquatic: Yes

    pH: Any
    Supplements: CO2
    Lighting: High to Very High

    Care Level: Moderate
    Good for Beginners: No

    Popularized by Takashi Amano. Becoming a sought after moss. As far as mosses go, it is one of the more demanding varieties. If left to float, will sink on its own when the mat becomes heavy. Can be tied to wood or rock. All in all a versatile plant so long as its high demand on lighting and CO2 are met.

    Not compatible with duckweed. Usually algae free, but can be lost to hair algae.

    Great in fry tanks as the moss can provide hiding places for fry.
     

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    Will Riccia attach itself to objects after a while?
     
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    Not really. It doesn't have a root structure to use to attach with.

    Thanks for pointing that out! Spelling error has been corrected.
     
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