EXTREMELY RARE THAI WILLOW MOSS - Fontinalis sp. "Thailand Willow"

A$29.00
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(Information written by Aquarzon based on actual growing experience, observations and research. Please do not copy any information or photos) 


Portion Size : Around 4 X 4 cm
Portion Type: Loose/Unattached

Growth Speed   : Slow
Difficulty Level   : Easy-Medium
Temperature      : 10-28°C
PH Range          : 5.5-7.5
Min. Light Needs: Low-Medium         
Origin                 : Thailand

Thai Willow Moss is an extremely rare and beautiful Fontinalis moss originating from Thailand. This moss is so rare worldwide it was out of stock at the one and only international specialised retailer retailing it in the world as of early 2019. The moss grown by Aquarzon is 100% true Thai Willow Moss and the original specimen was obtained in Australia. Aquarzon took more than a year to carefully grow it to have enough to offer to our customers due to its slower growth and because the original specimen had several algae issues right from the time we obtain it which needed several months of treatment to completely remove it.

Based on Aquarzon observations over a year of growth, we can confirm it to have several key physical differences to Willow Moss, all of which are advantageous in our opinion. 

1) It grows much narrower, smaller leaves, around 1/2 or 1/3 the size
2) It has less gap size between every leaf, making it look more dense
3) It has very uniform, spear-shaped leaves

All of the above which we observed were during over a year of growth across varying aquarium conditions. We also observed this variety has quite a slow growth rate, around half the speed of the common Willow Moss or even slower at times. In our opinion, it is more beautiful with its smaller, narrower leaves which have a very uniform, spear shape. The key to helping this moss to thrive beside lighting is good water flow. For aquarists who appreciate the appearance of Willow Moss, this rare variety would be a wonderful addition to their aquascape.