I'm trying to grow out my Java Moss and obtain a more substantial portion before I can utilize this moss and show you the true potential of this moss. I know Java Moss is plentiful and I could save myself a lot of time by just buying it and starting my scape, but the main reason I decide against this is because I want to limit my risks. What I mean is I want to limit my risk to foreign pests and algae. One of the biggest risk when buying plants from unknown sources is potentially introducing snails, hydras (terrible pests), algae (another big headache), and LIMPETS into your tanks!!!!! I've never been successful in eliminating limpets once they're introduced inside my tank. I cannot stress how much I hate limpets.
I was fortunate enough to receive a very rare moss from a friend. Mini Fissidens is a very new and rare moss recently introduced to America. Originally, it was sold on eBay, but the strain on eBay was terrestrial and did not adapt well underwater. The plant would usually turn yellow and die after a few months. This stain is growing and is quite healthy but it's growing terribly slow.... I hope to cultivate enough to share with locals soon!
Here are some pictures!