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 Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?

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Darren Balch
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PostSubject: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:28 pm

My 4ft breeding tank is coming along nicely. After getting some great advice from Doug who has been as helpful as ever i am planning to add a small colony of cherry shrimps to help keep the sand turned over etc. In doing my research I am planning to use some java moss to make a couple of shelters for the shrimps and maybe on some of the coconut caves i have made.

My main question is after a bad experience with some foam used to bundling plants together are my adult bristlenoses likely to get caught in the Java Moss. My large bristlenose got his hooks caught after some stress skillfull scissor work i freed him but he seemed touch an go after that for a few days. Its bad enought loosing fish through dissease but through avoidable situations would be awful. Am I being over cautious? Let me know your thoughts.

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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:31 pm

I have java moss in with my Bristlenoses without any problems, they are more likey to get caught in the string I use to tie it to the wood! Never had one tangled in it any way!
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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:25 pm

yeah, i have different types of mosses, java included in my breeding tanks and never had an issue. in fact the fry seem to love it just as much as the shrimp do, great place for them to hide, eat and play.

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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:06 pm

No problems with moss 2 weak to trap a bristlenose
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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:05 am

I have Java moss + others & Java ferns in my bn tanks. Your bns should be fine.

Love that you asked before tho...shows great care & dedication for your fish..Good work for posing the question.
More keepers should follow your lead.....
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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:12 am

agree with the others. I have Java moss in all my tanks with bristlenoses in with no problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:19 pm

I use Java moss and had no problems.
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PostSubject: java moss my next upgrade...   Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:42 pm

when I set the new tanks up will more than likely
go for java moss too....
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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:49 pm

Java moss... always cheers .

Accidents do sometimes occur ( i have even had angelfish which seemingly have been caught up in it and have died) but they are normally a freak occurance and should not be a cause for concern. Cool

It is my opinion that the fish are most likely already stressed because of being "freaked out" somehow and then just get ultrastressed when they accidently become entangled or trapped in any way. :roll:

Which is why it is a good idea to avoid cluttery setups if planning on having fish near a high activity zone of the home or office, which ultimately should be avoided anyhow if possible Very Happy .

But yeah java moss is all good :sunny:
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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:13 pm

Personally, i think RCS are very entertaining to watch, they bring so much life to the tank :P
Anyway, I'm still fresh to running a tank but with my RCS I bought a reasonably sized rock from a nursery, with alot of natural cracks and holes in it small enough for them to fit in. I found that it benfited both the BN and shrimps Smile Also, i have an anubias log in there, and in between the roots of the plant and drift wood it creates the perfect hiding spots for younger shrimps. I've been wedging half an algae disc in there for them and it stops the BN or other fish from getting to their food too. If they're still alive tomorrow (nitrite spike Sad ) i will hopefully try to get pictures of it to give you an idea if you like Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:37 am

I'm having trouble uploading the picture Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:42 am



Haha got it working Very Happy Well yee it's a bit blurred but I tihkn you get the idea hey? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Java Moss - Suitable or not for bristlenoses?   Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:47 am





Can't remember the name of this plant but they seem to like it
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