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Old 04-19-2005, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Got a bag of the moss below from a LFS yesterday. The only clue I've got is "Dragon hair" moss written on the bag in Chinese. It is quite a big moss compared to the more common X'mass moss, java moss etc. Feels quite tough too. No idea what moss is it though I suspect it could be Sphagnum Moss. Or it might not be a moss at all.Anyone can help? Thanks


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can u post a picture so we can see what it looks like? alot of mosses are hard to id, some need a microscope to id them. you may want to check killies.com and check there moss forums.
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Oh, forgot to state it is the plant in the picture of the first post.
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Your pic is not showing. Aparently the site you linked from does not allow hot linking. If hte photo is yours, you can upload it to the Album here at APC and link to that, or you attach the photo directly to the post by clicking the "Manage Attachments" button in the Advanced reply form.
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Below is a repost of the picture. Please let me know if u can see it as I can see the picture of it in my first post. Therefore I have no way of verifying if everyone can see it. Thanks.

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It definitely resembles some species of Fissidens. Perhaps you could send some to Mr. Loh Kwek Leong (timebomb) of www.killies.com so that he may have Professor Tan make a definitive identification.

Please do update us once its identity is confirmed, as well as some photos of its submersed form in your tank.
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That looks more like a Selaginella to me. Not a moss, but a club moss so you'll have to take it out every Friday night

Unfortunately, I know of no Sellaginella that grow submersed.
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That looks more like a Selaginella to me. Not a moss, but a club moss so you'll have to take it out every Friday night

Unfortunately, I know of no Sellaginella that grow submersed.
Thanks for the suggestion. It does certainly look like the Sellaginella in the page below
http://www.evergreennurseryinc.net/plants/selagine.htm

Will try to further ID it. At least I have a semi-moist pot of bog plants where I can plant it if it turns out to be really Sellaginella.
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