Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana) | Splashy Fish

Java Moss

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  • All our live fish, shrimp, snails are care with love and passion, when through minimum of 14 days quarantined and shipped from Splashy Fish facility in Springfield, Virginia, USA
Regular price$7.99
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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.

For more information regarding about shipping please visit us our Shipping Policy and Schedule

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Purchase size 1 Golf ball size

The biggest benefit of Java Moss (scientific name: Taxiphyllum barieri) is their ability to soften harsh features in aquariums. And if you are a big fan of aquascape hobby, you should not have ignored them.

Java Moss is an easy to care for plant. The bright green species can grow on any surface and provide a pleasing look to anywhere it goes by. Native to Asia, Java Moss prefers good water current with soft acidic levels and temperature around 21-24oC. Low to high lighting conditions are acceptable to them, and this is also the interesting feature about Java Moss. The plant will respond differently when exposed to different lighting conditions. Many aquarists reported that Java Moss grows taller and thinner under low lighting systems whereas with the high lights, the plant will develop denser and more compact. The lighting factor also decides the need of supplements. If you leave Java Moss under moderate to high lighting, you may supplement them with CO2 and liquid fertilizers frequently. However, in many other cases, the addition may not be required regularly.

Known for its small size, the plant is surely placed in the foreground of aquariums. If you don’t like that setting, you can freely attach them to hardscapes such as driftwood, rock caves to create your desired landscape. Or you could use Java Moss to create a green wall in the back of your aquarium like most other aquarists do. Simply attach them to mersh materials then put it to the designed location and let it self-establish. You will be soon rewarded. 

What You Can Expect From This Plant:

  • Natural and damp-forest-like view 
  • Provide hiding places for fish, baby fish or fish eggs
  • Undemanding species


  • Temperature: 69° - 75° F (21° - 24°C)
  • pH: 5.5 – 8.0 
  • GH: 6 – 20 dGH 
  • 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 the moderate. Please note that low lights will affect the growth rate while high lights may encourage the algae growth.
  • Origin: Asia 
  • Potential height: Up to 4 inches (10 cm)
  • Aquarium placement: Foreground, background 
  • Growth rate: Slow to medium 

See more details about care guide for Java Moss here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
The best options in northern va

Good variety of fish and aquatic plants. Owner and staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. They have exclusive things that aren't found innthe typle pet stores in the area

Elizabeth Fairchild
Java moss

This is my first time with anything aquarium or aquatic plants and I know it’s supposed to take a few weeks but my hasn’t greened up yet or taken root on the lava rocks I tied them to but they’re doing great though they’re not brown and they didn’t float away or rotted so so far so good :)

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