Christmas Moss (Vesicularia montagnei) | Splashy Fish

Christmas Moss

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Live Arrival Guarantee:

Benefit from our extensive experience in shipping live fish. In 2021, our records indicated a mere 0.5% dead-on-arrival (DOA) rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard of 1.5%. These numbers translate to only 5 out of 1000 orders experiencing DOA fish.

At Splashy Fish, customer satisfaction is our priority. That's why we provide a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all animals shipped via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please note - Splashy Fish reserves the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection under the following circumstances:

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipping method. 
  2. The shipping address is a PO Box address
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. If the order is returned to the sender for any reason. For instance, an incorrect shipping address, an undeliverable address, etc. 
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, and FedEx offices for longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim is made after the claim period mentioned below. 
  8. The animals are not in their original packaging

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) after the posted delivery time. 

For Snails: 48 hours after the posted delivery time. 


Steps to claim Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

  1. Take a picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Please provide two pictures of each bag (containing the dead fish) upon arrival. Ensure the images display the bag in its original, unopened condition with the original rubber band intact
  3. For Snails: Position the snail in one corner of the tank. If the snail does not move within 48 hours, please take several pictures of the snail's opening
  4. Send an email to with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number, or message us on social media.
  5. In the body of the email, include your tracking number.
  6. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above.

After submitting the required information, please allow us 1-3 business days to determine the cause of the issue. If the claim is valid and approved by our team, you will

  • Receive a store credit for future purchases, excluding the shipping cost, of the dead-on-arrival fish 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not meet all listed requirements, Splashy Fish reserves the right to reject it. 

Shipping live animals and plants is a complex process, and temperature plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure delivery of your order.

If the highest daytime temperature in your location and the lowest nighttime temperature here in Springfield, Virginia—where our facility is situated—fall below 40°F or exceed 90°F, we will proactively delay your order. This measure is taken to prioritize the well-being of the animals and plants.

For the safety of our living cargo and to protect your investment, we retain the right to suspend shipping as necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Our Splashy Fish team will assess the situation and determine if it is unsuitable to ship, considering the safety of the animals.

To stay informed or address any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Splashy Fish Support team via email at

Once our team prints and packs your order, we'll notify you via email. This notification will include your tracking number and the expected arrival day. If you opt for UPS 2 Day shipping, your package should arrive within 2 days after shipment. Similarly, if you choose UPS 1 Day, your order will reach you the day after it is shipped. In the case of orders containing only plants or dry goods, they may be shipped via USPS, provided that this is the selected shipping option during checkout.

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

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Christmas Moss 

Christmas Moss (scientific name: Vesicularia Montagnei) is an excellent choice for most of the intended aquascaping tanks. The plant has round/ oval-shaped leaves in rich, dark green that grow shorter toward the top of the stem. Each stem then hangs down and overlaps the other forming the shape of a Christmas tree which explains why it can easily earn this name.

As Christmas Moss grows horizontally and densely, it displays a lush green that calms and pleases your mind whenever you look at it. Not only that, the plant also benefits your fish community by creating a perfect cover for baby fish or fish eggs. 

Christmas Moss is easy to care for. They have shallow roots therefore, they mainly absorb nutrients through water columns. In theory, the plant does not need liquid fertilizer and CO2 supplements. However, since it requires moderate to high lighting conditions to grow strongly and robustly (Christmas Moss can live under a low lighting system but it will grow very slowly), such addition is sometimes indispensable. Christmas Moss can grow on any type of substrate, or thrive even left floating. Considering its small size (1-4 inches), they are best placed in the foreground of aquariums. Either attach them to hardscapes (using fishing line or specialized glue) or bury them into substrate are both accepted. If you feel bored with that option, you can put it in the back of your aquarium to build a beautiful green wall. Simply attach them to mersh materials and let them self-established in the desired location, they soon form a thick carpet and cover up all the back of your tank with their vivid green.  

Christmas Moss thrive when they settle completely immersed in water. Soft water with a pH level range between 5 and 7.5 are their favorite living conditions, while the preferable temperature range for them to thrive is usually around 65° - 77°F.

If there is something that bothers your plant, it is highly likely algae, a very common problem with every moss. To avoid this irritation, your tank needs a good flow circulation and performing regular water changes.

What You Can Expect From This Plant:

  • Beautiful lush green giving your tank a great view
  • Provide hiding places for fish, baby fish or fish eggs
  • Easy to care for


  • Temperature: 65° - 77°F (18° - 25°C)
  • pH: 5.0 – 7.5
  • GH: Medium
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons


  • Supplements: CO2 additives and fertilizer may not be necessary, subject to lighting conditions
  • Lighting: Low to high, although it prefers moderate to high. Please note that high lighting conditions may encourage the algae growth.
  • Origin: Asia
  • Potential height: 1 – 4 inches (2.5 – 10 cm)
  • Aquarium placement: Foreground, background 
  • Growth rate: Slow 

See more details about care guide for Christmas Moss here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Daniel Demus
Great moss!

The Christmas moss is working out very well! Looks great on my bonsai tree and growing well!

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