Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana) | Splashy Fish

Java Moss

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Regular price$7.99
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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

This is only apply to live fish order.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

We have a lot of experience with shipping live fish orders. In 2021, Our records showed that we only have a 0.5 % Dead on Arrival rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard is at 1.5%. This means that out of 1000 live orders that we shipped to our customer only 5 orders would have fish that arrived dead.

At Splashy Fish, we ensure that our customers are happy and satisfied with their orders. We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all of our animals that are shipped to the customer via USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

Splashy Fish has the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection if these circumstances include: 

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipped method. 
  2. Shipping address to a PO Box
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. The order was return to sender for any reason such as but not limited to wrong shipping address, the address is undeliverable, etc.
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, FedEx offices no longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. Live Arrival Guarantee claim made after the arrival period is mentioned below. 
  8. The Fish/Animal have to be in original packaging. 

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

For Snails48 hours of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

How to claim for Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

If there is an incident when your fish are delivered "dead on arrival,” 

  1. Take 1 picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Take 2 pictures of each of the fish bags that is dead on arrival (the pictures have to show the bag in its original condition, unopened with the original rubber band)
For Snail: Snail generally take longer to acclimate, our customer will have 48 hours of posted delivery time to claim for Live Arrival Guarantee. Please place the snail at the one corner of the tank and within 48 hours and any snail didn't move. Please take pictures of the snail where the opening. 
  1. Send us an email to with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number OR messaged us on our social media
  2. Body of the text: Your tracking number
  3. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above. 

After submitting all the information required above it will take us 1 to 3 business days to determine the cause of dead on arrival. If the claim was valid and approved by our team, Once We approved your claim, You will 

  1. Received the store credit for future purchase of the dead on arrival fish excluding the shipping cost. 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim doesn't include all the requirements listed above, Splashy Fish has all the rights to reject your claim.



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.

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