Valuable grazing ground for shrimps: mosses

Mosses are a must in every shrimp aquarium. Numerous microorganisms and algae settle on their fine pinnate leaves, providing vital supplementary nutrition. Shrimps love scouring the surfaces of the leaves for anything edible.
All types of moss thrive in a temperature range from 20 to 28 °C. 22 – 24 °C is the ideal range. Their minimal light requirements also make them particularly suitable for nano aquaria.

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Fontinalis hypnoides

"Willow moss" - Quellmoos

  • Country of origin  Asia
  • English name: Willow moss
  • Planting area: Foreground
  • Belongs to the floating moss varieties
  • Colour: Rich to dark green with light shoot tips
  • A rarity in the aquarium!

Form of delivery and growth behaviour:

  • Upright-growing moss which forms small rhizomes and becomes attached to the bed after a while
  •   Slow-growing
  •   Care tip:
  •   Undemanding and highly adaptable!
  •   Clean water and a supply of CO2 boost growth enormously!
  •   Light range: Sun - half shade
  •   Temperature: 15 – 28 ° C
  •   pH tolerance range: 5.5 - 7.5

The sparse upright growth of this moss contrasts beautifully with other varieties of moss in the aquarium.
Art. no. 932, MP06 PG9


Spiky moss

Taxiphyllum spec, pad

  • On steel lattice, 7x4 cm
  • Upright-growing moss with a rich green colour
  • Creates an attractive contrast to other moss varieties

Art. no. 930, MP05, PG9


Jagged germanderwort

Riccardia chamedryfolia, pad

  • On steel lattice, 7x4 cm
  • Slow-growing, highly valuable moss
  • A highlight in any shrimp aquarium!

Art. no. 929

Mini liverwort

Plagiomnium affinis on lava rock


  • Plagiomnium occurs throughout the world (cosmopolite) and has only now been discovered for use in aquaria
  • The mini liverwort's special feature is its growth behaviour
  • Depending on the prevailing light conditions, it grows upwards like a climber, horizontally or downwards. It is sometimes referred to as 'creeping liverwort" on account of this behaviour.
  • This moss flourishes in particular on roots or rocks.

Dennerle supplies the moss in cultivated form on a lava rock.

Care tip:

  • Requires very little care, suitable for beginners
  • 18-28° C
  • Half- to full shade
  • Clean water, a supply of CO2 and regular fertilization with the Perfect Plant care products provide for lush growth


  • Doses of CO2 are conducive to growth
  • Particularly recommendable for shrimp aquaria!

Art. no. 942, MS06


Spiky Moos

Taxiphyllum spec. on rock - "Spiky moss"

  • One of the rarest and most attractive aquarium mosses from Asia
  • Forms wider shoots than other Taxiphyllum varieties and the front displays a darker, rich green
  • The tips of the shoots reveal a particularly attractive, radiant appearance under     water
  • Similarly to other moss varieties it forms holdfast roots, ensuring that it flourishes on roots and rocks

Form of delivery and growth behaviour:

  • The new spiky moss comes attached to a lava rock, for easy placement in the aquarium
  • After only a few weeks, it is revealed in all its beauty

Care tip:

  • Requires very little care
  • Clean water, a supply of CO2 and regular fertilization with the Perfect Plant care products provide for lush growth
  • It provides a new sanctuary and feeding ground for shrimps in nano aquaria!

Art. no. 931


Triangle moss

Cratoneuron filicinum, pad

  • On steel lattice, 9x9 cm
  • Fine moss variety with a gresh green colour
  • Copes well with hard water, too

Art. no. 927, MP02, PG9


Blepharostoma trichophyllum, pad

  • On steel lattice, 7x4 cm
  • Under water the olive green leaves look like little pearls.

Art. no. 928, MP03, PG9


Biosphere Balls

Biosphere Ball with Java moss

How to install the floating Biosphere Balls in your aquarium:
The Balls containing Java moss are attached to a transparent nylon thread, at the end of which there is a clay ring. Press the clay ring firmly into the gravel of your aquarium at the desired position and let the Biosphere Ball rise towards the surface. That's all there is to it!

Care tip:

  • Require very little care, suitable for beginners
  • 18-28° C
  • Half to full shade
  • Clean water, a supply of CO2 and regular fertilization with the Perfect Plant care products provide for lush growth
  • The Balls can be cut back at any time to retain their compact and attractive shape


  • Ideal for nano aquaria containing shrimps
  • The floating ball serves as a sanctuary and feeding environment for shrimps and their offspring

Art. no. 919, BB01 Biosphere Ball with Java moss      PG9


Bamboo Stick

Bamboo Stick with Java moss

Decorative plant, ideal for mini-aquaria. Ideal for planting in a group.

  • Origin: South-east Asia
  • Characteristics: Forms a dark green, dense moss carpet
  • Growth: Slow
  • Propagation: By division of the moss cushion
  • Available as Mini (20cm) and Maxi (30cm)




Nano Stone with Java moss

Decorative plant