Vesicularia cf. montagnei "Krabi"

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Plant for spawning, Nano tanks
Difficulty: easy
Growth: slow
Range and localities: 

Seen bei Krabi, Süd-Thailand

Habit, plant type:

  • epiphyte or epilith
  • moss / liverwort or fern prothallium
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Major group (unranked): Mosses (Bryophyta)
Order: Hypnales
Family: Hypnaceae
Genus: Vesicularia


This moss was discovered in one of the calcareous lakes near Krabi in the south of Thailand. Bryologist Prof. Benito C. Tan (Singapore) found out that it is related to Vesicularia montagnei but wasn't able to determine its exact species.

It looks very much like the moss called Vesicularia sp. "Mini Christmas Moss" in this database, however, its shoots are more rigid. Vesicularia cf. montagnei "Krabi" has dense, regularly branching delicate shoots that attach to rocks and driftwood with the help of their rhizoids. It comes from a lake with a high carboate hardnessa and thus does well in hardwater tanks.

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Light low to high 
Temperature tolerance 15 to 30 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 21 °dKH
pH value 5 to 8 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 10 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: slow

Propagation: Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

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