Fissidens Nobilis

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Meet the elusive beauty of the aquatic world—Fissidens Nobilis! This moss isn't your everyday find in the hobby; it's the kind of rarity that turns heads and sparks curiosity. And guess what? It's not a diva when it comes to light—sure, it doesn't demand a spotlight, but a little extra glow won't hurt.

Imagine a moss so stunning that it's like the hidden gem of your aquascape. Fissidens Nobilis is the botanical equivalent of a rare treasure waiting to be discovered. And the best part? You get to be the explorer in this mossy adventure.

No fancy rituals here—just tie the Fissidens Nobilis onto rocks, wood, or whatever strikes your aquascaping fancy. It's like giving the moss a front-row seat to your underwater masterpiece. With Fissidens Nobilis, you're not just adding a plant; you're infusing your tank with a touch of mystique and allure.

So, ready to embark on a mossy quest and bring the elusive beauty of Fissidens Nobilis into your aquatic haven? It's not just a plant; it's a rare and enchanting discovery waiting to unfold. Dive in and let the aquatic magic begin!


  • Feathery Finesse: Unlike some mosses, Fissidens Nobilis boasts delicate, feathery leaves that resemble miniature ferns. This creates a soft and graceful texture, adding a touch of elegance and natural charm to your aquascape.

  • Vibrant Hue: While predominantly a vibrant green, Fissidens Nobilis can also showcase subtle hints of bronze or golden tones, especially under higher lighting conditions. This adds a touch of visual interest and makes the moss stand out amidst its surroundings.

  • Versatile Form: Depending on your preference, you can enjoy Fissidens Nobilis in multiple ways. The stainless steel mesh allows for easy placement on rocks, driftwood, or even directly on the substrate. It can also create a stunning and low-maintenance foreground carpet by simply dropping the mesh onto the substrate.

Adaptability and Care:

  • Undemanding Delight: This moss is a true friend to beginners! It readily thrives in a wide range of water conditions, tolerating temperatures between 68-82°F (20-28°C), moderate to high lighting, and a slightly acidic to neutral pH range. This makes it forgiving and adaptable to various aquascapes.

  • Moderate Growth: Fissidens Nobilis spreads steadily but not aggressively. It adds a natural touch without quickly overtaking other plants. However, occasional trimming might be necessary to maintain its desired shape and prevent any unwanted shading issues.

  • Low Maintenance: This moss doesn't require specialized fertilizers or CO2 injection. Occasional fertilization with root tabs or comprehensive plant nutrients can enhance its growth and vibrant coloration, but good overall water quality is key to its health.


  • Visual Appeal: The feathery texture and subtle color variations of Fissidens Nobilis add a unique and captivating element to any aquascape. It contrasts beautifully with other plants and fish, creating a natural and eye-catching focal point.

  • Hiding Haven: The dense foliage provides a safe haven for fish fry, shrimp, and other small aquatic creatures. They'll appreciate the comfortable shelter and security amidst the feathery fronds.

  • Water Purifier: This moss helps absorb excess nutrients from the water, preventing algae growth and maintaining good water quality for a healthy ecosystem.

  • Oxygen Provider: Fissidens Nobilis contributes to oxygenation in the water column, further benefitting the health of your aquatic inhabitants.

Here are some additional tips for caring for Fissidens Nobilis on Stainless Steel:

  • Avoid placing the mesh in areas with strong water currents, as this can damage the delicate leaves.
  • Provide moderate to high lighting for optimal growth and vibrant coloration.
  • Regular partial water changes are beneficial for maintaining good water quality.
  • Don't bury the stainless steel mesh in the substrate, as this can hinder the moss's growth.


Care Level: Easy

Lighting Requirement: Low-Med

Co2: Not Required

Growth Rate: Low

Origin: Asia

Tank Placement: Foreground-midground

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