Phoenix Moss (Fissidens Fontanus)

Fissidens Fontanus / Phoenix Moss Loose Portion Rare Aquatic Moss Aquarium Plants Factory®
Fissidens Fontanus / Phoenix Moss Loose Portion APF Aquarium Plants Factory® Rare Aquatic Moss
Fissidens Fontanus - Aquarium Plants Factory
Fissidens Fontanus - Aquarium Plants Factory
Fissidens Fontanus / Phoenix Moss Loose Portion APF Aquarium Plants Factory® Rare Aquatic Moss

Phoenix Moss (Fissidens Fontanus)

Regular price $9.99 Sale price $7.99
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Phoenix Moss (Fissidens fontanus) is a highly sought-after aquatic moss known for its striking appearance and versatility in aquascaping. This beautiful moss, native to North America, features delicate, feathery fronds that resemble the flames of a phoenix, adding a unique and enchanting touch to any freshwater aquarium.

Key Features:

  • Unique Appearance: Phoenix Moss boasts intricate, feather-like fronds that create a lush, dense texture, enhancing the visual appeal of your aquascape.
  • Versatile Growth: Can be attached to driftwood, rocks, or substrate, making it a flexible option for various aquascaping styles.

Optimal Conditions:

  • Lighting: Thrives in low to moderate lighting, making it suitable for a wide range of aquarium setups.
  • Water Parameters: Prefers temperatures between 68°F to 78°F (20°C to 26°C) and slightly acidic to neutral pH levels (6.0 to 7.5).

Aquarium Benefits:

  • Natural Shelter: Provides excellent hiding spots and breeding grounds for small fish and invertebrates, contributing to a balanced and healthy aquarium ecosystem.
  • Easy Attachment: Easily attaches to surfaces, forming beautiful, cohesive mats that enhance the natural look of your aquarium.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care, making it ideal for both beginners and experienced aquarists.
  • Nutrient Absorption: Benefits from a nutrient-rich water column and CO2 supplementation to maximize growth and health.


Phoenix Moss (Fissidens fontanus) is a stunning addition to any freshwater aquarium. Its delicate, feathery fronds and versatile growth make it a favorite among aquascaping enthusiasts. With its easy maintenance and ability to thrive in a variety of conditions, Phoenix Moss is perfect for creating lush, vibrant underwater landscapes.

Enhance your aquarium with the enchanting beauty of Phoenix Moss and enjoy the dynamic, natural environment it helps create.

  • Dark Green Moss
  • Sold as a small portion, loose moss
  • Approx. 2" x 2" / 5cm x 5cm in size
  • Perfect to attach to driftwood, rock, or stone

Disclaimer: Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be free of pests, and pesticides, grow emerged, or submerge.

    Scientific Name

    Fissidens Fontanus

    Common Name

    Phoenix Moss, US Fissidens


    Attached to driftwood, stone, or decoration



    Growth Rates


    Difficulty Level


    Nutrient Substrate

    Not required

    Can be grow emerged?


    Lighting Requirements

    Medium - High



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          2. Please do not take picture of damaged plants, or animals in your aquarium. Once they have been introduced to your aquarium's ecosystem. It is no longer covered by our guarantee.

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          Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

          However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

          1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
          2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
          3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
          4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
          Environmental Preservation Notice

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          Please review your state's regulations on restricted plants, as we are committed to not shipping plants that are restricted in your area. Do not release any plants into the wild or waterways, as this can harm local ecosystems by introducing invasive species.

          Your cooperation in protecting the environment is appreciated. For continuously updated information, refer to the USDA State Noxious Weed list here.

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          Customer Reviews

          Based on 12 reviews
          James Hande
          Fissidens Fontanus

          Fronds way smaller than expected. Clumped and tangled together, hard to work with. A generous portion, more than expected.They are healthy looking and hoping they will grow and spread.

          Jennifer K.

          I received a very generous amount of moss and each portion was healthy. It also arrived fairly quickly in good packaging. Always love getting plants from here!

          M R
          Generous, healthy

          I like ordering plants during spring and fall when temperatures are less likely to be extreme. My portions of moss arrived wrapped in foil without any brown die-off. I thought the portions were generous. (I actually bought way more than I needed.) The strands of moss were adequately long, and not finely chopped trimmings.

          Joseph Nemec (lometa1)

          Super healthy plants.

          Melanie Collado (chuckydollie)

          Good plants, healthy, packaged well. Decent price for this style of moss and pest free

          Qin Zheng

          Amazing. They give generous amounts and nicely packaged. These guys started to take to their new water conditions within the week and grew beautiful new bright green leaves right after.

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