Fissidens Nobilis

Fissidens Nobilis
Plant Type:
Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), moss / liverwort or fern prothallium
Height: 3-10 cm
Carbon Dioxide (CO2):
20 to 40 mg/l
18 to 26 °C

Fissidens Nobilis Moss (Fissidens nobilis), is a very rare Southeast Asian aquatic moss that is occasionally available for the freshwater aquarium. This plant is a very fluffy, lush green plant with palm-like stems that will attach to most surfaces and can eventually grow into a large mat of impressive size. Like many similar plants, it provides refuge for shrimp and fish fry and makes for an attractive and useful grazing area for shrimp. It can be easily attached to driftwood and rockwork. It is very slow-growing and requires low to moderate lighting.

What We Like About This Plant:
  • Excellent (and potentially more attractive) alternative to Java Moss
  • Can be attached to almost any aquarium or terrarium décor
  • Low to moderate light requirements
  • Little to no supplements needed

Care Guidelines:

  • Temperature: 65° - 77° F (18.3° - 25° C)
  • pH: 5.0 - 7.5
  • Lighting: Low to moderate
  • Origin: Farmed in and indigenous to Southeast Asia
  • Aquarium placement: Any
  • Care: Easy to moderate


  • Fissidens filicinus Dozy & Molk.
  • Fissidens japonicus Dozy & Molk.
  • Fissidens schismoides Sakurai
  • Fissidens sp. ''Japan''