Fontinalis antipyretica

Common name: Willow moss

Origin: North America, Europe, Asia, North Africa

This unusual little plant has numerous dark green leaves roughly 0.2 in (0.5 cm) in length, and spreads over rocks and wood In the aquarium. It does not produce normal roots but attaches itself to any permanent object. Willow moss prefers moving water and does not appreciate hard water conditions. Ideally, keep it at a lower temperature; it is suitable for an unheated aquarium. Over time, the plant has a tendency to die off, even in the best conditions. In this instance, replace it or separate the newer shoots from the main plant.

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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