Fish getting caught up in Java Moss?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Fish getting caught up in Java Moss?

Fish getting caught up in Java Moss?

This is a discussion on Fish getting caught up in Java Moss? within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Anyone ever have this happen? Do any of you let your Java Moss go kind of wild in your tanks or do you only ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Altum Angelfish
Altum Angelfish
Clown Loach
Clown Loach
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Fish getting caught up in Java Moss?
Old 07-19-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
 
Inga's Avatar
 
Fish getting caught up in Java Moss?

Anyone ever have this happen? Do any of you let your Java Moss go kind of wild in your tanks or do you only keep small "groomed" amounts? I have let mine kind of get crazy on the bottom as I like how it looks. I have noticed that it is a favorite spot for "Sailor" my Sailfin Pleco to sleep. Kind of like a nice fluffy feather bed for fishes.

I do have some concerns however. I have noticed the Corie's seem to have a little difficulty making their way through the moss. The tank is large enough and the Moss is in only certain areas that they COULD avoid it. Should I be worried that they could get stuck in the Moss? Is it possible for it to damage them? Kind of like a giant Burdock bush that grabs hold of a small animal?
Inga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
 
Byron's Avatar
 
I doubt you've anything to worry about Inga. Java Moss is unlikely to "trap" any healthy fish. And many use it for spawning characins and cyprinids, and the fry never have a problem. I have tetra fry swimming through thick strands of JM regularly.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
 
Inga's Avatar
 
Thanks Byron. I guess it is just nice to have a second opinion. I always want what is best for my fish. Seeing the fat little Cory laying in there and seemingly struggling kind of scared me. She/He made it out when I dropped some food pellets to the bottom. Guess even a thick net of Java Moss won't keep a chubby little Corydora from her/his food. ha ha I don't know how smart fish are but one would think they would learn to avoid it if it bothered them too much, right?
Inga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 12:35 AM   #4
 
iamgray's Avatar
 
My yoyo loaches like to bury themselves in it every so often. Sometimes I have to look really hard to see that they're still moving the slightest bit. I haven't lost a single one to java moss strangulation.
iamgray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 05:42 PM   #5
 
Inga's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iamgray View Post
My yoyo loaches like to bury themselves in it every so often. Sometimes I have to look really hard to see that they're still moving the slightest bit. I haven't lost a single one to java moss strangulation.

Well, that is good to know. I would hate to lose a fish to my stupidity.
Inga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 05:51 PM   #6
 
He's prolly just trying to "fluff" it so to speak like a pillow :)
ladayen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 04:09 PM   #7
 
Inga's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ladayen View Post
He's prolly just trying to "fluff" it so to speak like a pillow :)

Well I have to admit, I think it looks pretty comfy.
Inga is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Java Moss and Java Fern iamntbatman Beginner Planted Aquarium 6 02-03-2012 12:35 AM
Driftwood I bought from stevenjohn21 with java moss/java ferns pictures eileen Beginner Planted Aquarium 15 02-02-2011 10:24 AM
Can I attatch Java moss or Java fern to a plastic rock formation? Chopstick Chick Beginner Planted Aquarium 4 11-03-2010 08:21 PM
christmas moss,java moss. fishguy Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 03-30-2008 03:04 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 AM.