Flame Moss

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Common Name: Flame Moss

Latin name: Taxiphyllum sp. Flame

Distribution: Flame Moss is native to Southeast Asia, specifically in regions such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Max size: Flame Moss can grow up to 3-5 cm in height.

Temperature range: Flame Moss can grow in a range of temperatures from 20 to 30°C, making it suitable for most tropical aquariums.

Ph Range: Flame Moss can thrive in a pH range of 6 to 8.

Kh Range: Flame Moss prefers a moderate hardness of 2 to 15 dKH.

Does it need CO2: Flame Moss can grow without CO2 injection, but it will grow more slowly and not as densely compared to if CO2 is present in the aquarium.

Does it need A Planted aquarium substrate: Flame Moss can be attached to any surface like rocks, wood, or substrate. So does not benefit from a fertilizing substrate

Care level: Flame Moss is an easy-to-care-for plant that is suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Best Aquarium Placement: Flame Moss looks great as a foreground or midground plant. It can be attached to driftwood or rocks, creating a natural-looking aquascape.

Discoverer: The discoverer of Flame Moss is unknown.

Interesting Facts:

  • Flame Moss gets its name from the unique appearance of its fronds, which resemble flames or Christmas trees.
  • Flame Moss is often used in aquascaping due to its unique shape and texture.
  • Flame Moss is a slow-growing plant, but with proper care, it can form dense carpets in the aquarium.
  • Flame Moss can be propagated by cutting the stems and attaching them to other surfaces.

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Flame Moss, is a slow-growing plant with thin, light green fronds that grow in a zigzag pattern. Its distinct feature is its unique flame-shaped fronds, which can grow up to 2-3cm long. It can attach itself to any surface, such as rocks, driftwood, and substrate, making it a versatile plant for aquascaping. Aquascapers love Flame Moss because of its unique appearance, ease of care, and versatility in creating natural-looking aquascapes. Its vibrant green colour and bushy, flame-like growth pattern make it stand out in any aquarium, adding texture and depth to hardscape designs. Additionally, Flame Moss can be attached to various surfaces, such as driftwood, rocks, or substrate, making it a flexible option for creating a variety of aquascape styles. Finally, Flame Moss is relatively easy to maintain, making it an ideal choice for both experienced and beginner aquascapers.

Keeping Flame Moss Healthy:

To keep flame moss healthy, it is important to provide it with the right conditions. The ideal temperature range for flame moss is between 20-28°C, with a pH range of 5.0-8.0. It requires moderate to high lighting, with a recommended range of 0.5-3 watts per litre. Flame moss is a slow-growing plant that requires low to medium nutrient levels, with a recommended dose of fertilizers once a week.

Lighting For flame Moss:

For Flame Moss moderate to high lighting is recommended. This means a light intensity of around 30 to 50 micromoles of PAR per second per square meter (μmol/m²/s). LED lights are a popular choice for aquariums as they provide efficient lighting and can be adjusted to the appropriate level for the moss. Additionally, providing a light spectrum that is rich in blue and red wavelengths can promote healthy growth and vibrant colours in the moss. It’s important to note that while lighting is important for the growth of moss, other factors such as water quality, CO2, and nutrient levels also play a crucial role in maintaining healthy plants.

Light intensity is typically measured in micromoles of photons per second per square meter (μmol/m²/s) using a device called a PAR meter. PAR stands for “photosynthetically active radiation” and refers to the wavelengths of light that are used by plants for photosynthesis.

For aquarium plants, a light intensity of around 30 to 50 μmol/m²/s is often recommended for optimal growth. This range is considered moderate to high light, which means that it is bright enough to support photosynthesis but not so bright that it will cause algae problems.

The light intensity can be adjusted by changing the distance between the light source and the plant or by using dimmer switches or programmable timers. It is important to note that different plants have different light requirements, so it is important to research the specific needs of each plant species in your aquarium.

CO2 and Moss:

Although not necessary for its growth, providing flame moss with CO2 can significantly enhance its growth and coloration. CO2 injection can help to promote faster growth and a brighter green colour. The JBL ProFlora Bio 80 CO2 System is an ideal product to help provide the necessary CO2 levels for flame moss.

Placement and Aquarium Size:

Flame Moss can be used in various aquascaping layouts, such as moss walls, carpeting, and as a foreground or midground plant. It is a versatile plant that can thrive in different tank sizes, from small nano tanks to large aquariums. When attaching flame moss to driftwood or rocks, it is recommended to use fishing line or glue until it fully attaches itself.

Flame Moss Summary:

Flame moss is a beautiful and popular aquatic plant with unique flame-shaped fronds that make it an ideal choice for aquascaping. To keep Flame Moss healthy, it requires moderate to high lighting, low to medium nutrient levels, and a pH range of 5.0-8.0. CO2 injection can significantly enhance its growth and coloration. It can be used in different aquascaping layouts and is suitable for various tank sizes.

Recommended Products to keep Flame Moss and make it thrive:

  1. Tropica Plant Growth Premium Fertiliser – provides essential nutrients for plants to grow healthy and strong. Available in 125ml and 500ml bottles.
  2. JBL ProFlora CO2 Systems– provides the necessary CO2 levels for plants to thrive and enhances their growth and coloration.
  3. Seachem Flourish Excel is a liquid carbon source for aquarium plants. It promotes growth, enhances coloration, and reduces algae. It is easy to use and safe for fish and invertebrates. A carbon source is essential for aquatic plants to carry out photosynthesis and grow. Without a carbon source, the plants cannot produce enough energy to thrive, and their growth and health will suffer. In a low-tech planted tank, a carbon source like CO2 or a liquid carbon supplement is needed to provide enough carbon for the plants to grow properly. Additionally, a carbon source can help prevent algae growth by providing the plants with the nutrients they need to outcompete the algae.
  4. JBL Ferropol is a liquid fertilizer designed for planted aquariums. It contains all the necessary nutrients and trace elements needed for healthy plant growth, including potassium, magnesium, and iron. Ferropol is particularly beneficial for plants with high nutrient demands, such as Echinodorus and Cryptocoryne species. The product is easy to use and is quickly absorbed by plants.
  5. Aquarium Mopani Driftwood – (Instore only Huge Selection) a natural and beautiful decoration that provides an ideal surface for attaching flame moss.

All these products are available at Abyss Aquatics, a specialized aquarium store with a reputation of over 35 years. Their knowledgeable staff can help you choose the best products to keep your flame moss and other aquatic plants healthy and thriving.



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Dry Goods Delivery.

The store has provided information regarding their order dispatch and estimated delivery times. Here are the key details:

  1. Dispatch Timeframe: Orders placed before 2pm will be dispatched on the same day. Orders placed after 2pm will be dispatched on the next working day.
  2. Delivery Date and Time Guarantee: While the store aims to dispatch orders promptly, they cannot guarantee a specific delivery date and time. As the delivery process relies on couriers, there may be factors beyond their control that could affect the delivery timeframe.
  3. 1st Class Mail: For orders sent via 1st Class mail, the aim is to have them delivered on the next working day after dispatch.
  4. 2nd Class Mail: Orders sent via 2nd Class mail typically take approximately 2-3 working days for delivery after dispatch.
  5. APC Next Day Delivery: APC Next Day delivery is available for UK mainland postcodes. It is usually delivered on the next working day after dispatch. However, please note that items being delivered to more remote areas may require additional time for delivery.

It’s important to keep in mind that while the store strives to provide efficient delivery services, unforeseen circumstances or external factors could potentially impact delivery times. For further details or specific inquiries about delivery, customers should refer to the store’s terms and conditions or contact the store directly.

Livestock Delivery.

The store maintains specific policies regarding the delivery of livestock. Here are the key points:

  1. Licensed Livestock Courier: The store exclusively uses a licensed livestock courier for shipping fish and coral. This approach is chosen to ensure responsible and ethical transportation of the livestock.
  2. Livestock Shipping Fee: The livestock shipping fee charged to customers of £19.99 does not cover the true cost, and therefore, there is a minimum spend requirement of £30.00 before the option for livestock shipping becomes available.
  3. Pre-Arranged Delivery: The store never ships livestock without first arranging a suitable delivery day. Before dispatching the livestock, the store must confirm the agreed-upon delivery day with the customer.
  4. Saturday Delivery Confirmation: Customers who choose Saturday delivery must have their availability confirmed for the upcoming Saturday before the store sends out the livestock. This confirmation ensures that the livestock can be received promptly.
  5. Failure to wait for livestock: Not waiting for livestock, even if there is a reasonable delay, or cancelling an order after it has been dispatched will lead to you incurring charges for an emergency return to the base. Additionally, any losses of livestock will also be charged to you. Please be aware that the items you are ordering are living creatures – livestock. We kindly ask that you refrain from ordering livestock if you are unable to accommodate the possibility of a delayed delivery.

    These terms and conditions are a fundamental aspect of our policy. Our primary goal is to dissuade individuals who could react negatively to a delayed delivery and subsequently request order cancellations. It is of utmost importance to underscore that your order pertains to living creatures, not mere inanimate objects. In the event of an occasional delay, it is crucial that you respond in a rational and responsible manner, taking into account the welfare of the livestock. We kindly request that you refrain from placing an order for livestock if you tend to react strongly to such situations. By proceeding with the order of livestock, you indicate your acceptance and agreement to abide by these specified terms and conditions.

  6. Signature Requirement: Livestock deliveries require a signature upon receipt and cannot be left in a safe location. This precaution ensures proper handling and the well-being of the livestock.
  7. Geographic Restrictions: The courier has strict geographic restrictions for livestock deliveries. Unfortunately, deliveries to Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands, and certain Scottish offshore postcodes may not be possible. Customers are encouraged to contact the store via email to confirm if livestock delivery is available in their area.
  8. Minimum Order Value and Order Cancellations: The store has a minimum order value of £30 for livestock shipping. Additionally, the store reserves the right to cancel orders that are deemed high-risk or involve a high number of single tropical freshwater fish species.

It is essential for customers to familiarize themselves with these policies before making a purchase. For more detailed information or specific inquiries, customers should consult the store’s terms and conditions or reach out to the store directly for clarification.

Livestock Geographical Exemptions.

The store has specific geographical exemptions for livestock deliveries. Here is a list of the areas and postcodes where livestock delivery is not available:

  1. Islands: Livestock cannot be delivered to the Shetlands, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man.
  2. Postcodes: Livestock delivery is not available to the following postcodes:
  • AB30 to AB39, AB41 to AB45, AB51 to AB56
  • DD8 to DD10
  • BT all
  • DG3 to DG9, DG12 to DG14
  • KA18 to KA19, KA26, KA29 to KA30
  • HS all
  • IM all
  • JE all
  • ZE all
  • KW15 to KW17
  • TD9
  • FK17 to FK21
  • GY all
  • KA26, to KA28
  • PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA61, PA76 to PA78
  • TR21, to TR25
  • PH3 to PH26, PH30 to PH44
  • IV all

Customers residing in these areas should be aware that livestock delivery is not available to their location.

We can ship livestock to the Isle of Wight, this area is subject to a surcharge.

For further information or specific inquiries about livestock delivery to a particular area, customers are advised to contact the store directly for clarification.


According to the store’s policy, customers have the right to cancel an order within 14 working days of receiving the goods. To initiate the cancellation, the goods must be returned to the store in new and unused condition, adhering to their Returns Policy.

Important points regarding the return process are as follows:

  1. Return Condition: The goods must be returned in new and unused condition, as originally received. It is important to ensure that the goods are in the same condition as when they were sent out.
  2. Return Timeframe: The goods must be received by the store within 21 days of notifying them about the cancellation. During this time, customers are responsible for any loss or damage that may occur during the return shipping process.
  3. Refund Process: Once the store receives the goods in new and unused condition, they will initiate the refund process. The purchase price will be refunded to the customer.
  4. Return Condition Inspection: If the returned goods arrive in a condition that is less than what they were sent out in, the store reserves the right to return the goods to the customer, and no refund will be processed.

It is essential for customers to carefully review the store’s Returns Policy and follow the specified procedures to ensure a smooth and successful return and refund process. For more detailed information or specific inquiries, customers should consult the store’s terms and conditions or contact the store directly.


According to the store’s return policy, the following guidelines should be followed for returning goods:

  1. Use Returns Form: Customers need to use the store’s provided returns form to initiate the return process. This form helps the store acknowledge that the goods are being sent back.
  2. Return for Testing: If the goods are being returned for testing, the customer is responsible for covering the return shipping expenses.
  3. Refund of Postage Fees: The store will only refund postage fees if the order arrives damaged or becomes faulty within the first 4 weeks of purchase. Proof of posting is important, and customers should ensure the goods are well-packed and obtain proof of posting as the goods remain their responsibility until received by the store.
  4. Refund of Postage Costs for Replacement: If goods are being returned within 7 days of purchase under the Replacement Policy, the store can refund postage costs. However, the customer needs to agree on a delivery service with the store in advance, and only standard or tracked shipping fees will be refunded. The store cannot refund the cost of any special delivery service.
  5. Non-Refundable Postage: Postage costs for goods returned for any other reason than those mentioned above are non-refundable. The store reserves the right to deduct the original postage cost from any applicable refund.
  6. Mistaken Purchases: If a customer has made a mistake in their purchase, they need to return the goods to the store. The customer is responsible for the return shipping costs in such cases.

It is important for customers to carefully follow the store’s return procedures and terms and conditions. For further details or specific inquiries, customers should refer to the store’s website or contact the store directly.


If customers receive faulty goods, the following guidelines apply according to the store’s policy:

  1. Notification of Faulty Goods: Customers must notify the store within 7 working days if they receive faulty goods. This notification should be made as soon as possible.
  2. Replacement Parts: If possible, the store will dispatch replacement parts for the faulty goods.
  3. Return of Goods: If replacement parts are not possible, the store may request customers to return the faulty goods in accordance with their Returns Policy. The specific return procedures and conditions should be followed.
  4. Verification of Damage: Once the store receives the returned goods, they will verify the damage. If the damage is confirmed, the store will supply the required replacements.
  5. Return Postage Costs: If the goods returned to the store are found to be in good working order, the store is not able to refund the return postage costs. Additionally, the store reserves the right to deduct their original postage cost from any applicable refund.
  6. Consequential Loss or Damage: The store cannot take responsibility for any consequential loss or damage that arises directly or indirectly from the goods supplied.

Customers should carefully review and adhere to the store’s Returns Policy and procedures for returning faulty goods. For further clarification or specific inquiries, customers should consult the store’s terms and conditions or contact the store directly.

Manufacturer’s Guarantees

The store works in collaboration with manufacturers to ensure that their guarantees are honored, and they make their best efforts to resolve issues within the warranty period. The following guidelines apply to refunds and replacements:

  1. Postage Costs under Manufacturer’s Guarantee: Postage costs can only be refunded if the goods are returned to the store within 7 days of the original purchase, as per the manufacturer’s guarantee.
  2. Refund of Postage Costs for Faulty Goods: The store will refund postage costs for guarantee/warranty returns only if the product becomes faulty within the first 4 weeks of receipt.
  3. Replacements with Manufacturer Authorization: Replacements, whether parts or goods, can only be offered when authorized by the manufacturer. Customers should contact the store for further guidance in such cases.
  4. Prior Approval for Returns: Goods should not be returned to the store without prior approval. Customers need to contact the store and obtain approval before returning any items.
  5. Replacement of Glass or Ceramic Items: Glass or ceramic items can only be replaced if the store is notified within 48 hours of receiving the delivery.
  6. Replacement of Glass Bulbs/Tubes: Glass bulbs or tubes can only be replaced if they become faulty within 14 days.

Customers should note and adhere to these guidelines to ensure a smooth and efficient resolution of any issues with their purchased items. For specific inquiries or further information, customers are advised to refer to the store’s terms and conditions or contact the store directly.


According to the store’s policy, customers have the following responsibilities regarding breakages:

  1. Checking Goods on Arrival: It is the customer’s responsibility to thoroughly check the goods upon arrival for any damage. This should be done before signing for the parcel. If the parcel appears damaged, it is advised not to sign for it.
  2. Reporting Breakages: Any breakages or damages must be reported to the store within 48 hours of receiving the goods. It is important to promptly notify the store to initiate the resolution process.

By carefully inspecting the goods upon arrival and reporting any breakages within the specified timeframe, customers can ensure that appropriate actions are taken to address the issue. For specific instructions on reporting breakages or further information, customers should refer to the store’s terms and conditions or contact the store directly.